Vibrate Vi"brate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vibrate}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vibrating}.] [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v. i., to snake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble, Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See {Waive} and cf. {Whip}, v. t.] 1. To brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate a sword or a staff. [1913 Webster]

2. To mark or measure by moving to and fro; as, a pendulum vibrating seconds. [1913 Webster]

3. To affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration. [1913 Webster]

Breath vocalized, that is, vibrated or undulated, may . . . impress a swift, tremulous motion. --Holder. [1913 Webster]

Star to star vibrates light. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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