Synonyms of 'oscillate'
to swing repeatedly back and forthThe needle indicating volume was oscillating wildly.
Body temperatures can fluctuate when you are ill.
The vote could swing again.
women whose moods vary according to their menstrual cycle
The people swayed back and forth with arms linked.
The shadows of the dancers wavered on the wall.
rise and fall,
Her whole body seemed to vibrate with terror.
go up and down,
The stock-market see-sawed up and down.
to waver between two extremes of opinion, attitude, or behaviourShe oscillated between elation and despair.
We are trying to detect and understand how the climate changes.
shift, , ,
The wind shifted and the helicopter lurched.
Moments of beauty alternate with slapstick comedy.
small potholes which tend to make the car veer to one side or the other
ebb and flow,
She is vacillating over whether or not to marry him.
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in the sense of alternate
to occur by turnsMoments of beauty alternate with slapstick comedy.
in the sense of change
to make or become differentWe are trying to detect and understand how the climate changes.
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