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To move unsteadily back and forth:
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  1. To move unsteadily back and forth:
  2. To become diverted:
  3. To swing or sway to and fro; flutter
To exert influence or control over:
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  1. To exert influence or control over:
  2. (Old Poet.) To rule; reign; hold sway
  3. (Nautical) To hoist (a mast or yard) into position.
To arrange (the wings of a biplane) so that the leading edge of one wing is either ahead of or behind the leading edge of the other wing.
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  1. To arrange (the wings of a biplane) so that the leading edge of one wing is either ahead of or behind the leading edge of the other wing.
  2. To cause to totter, sway, or reel:
  3. To move unsteadily, as though about to collapse; totter, sway, or reel, as from a blow, fatigue, drunkenness, etc.
To vary irregularly, especially in amount:
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  1. To vary irregularly, especially in amount:
  2. To cause to vary irregularly.
  3. (Intransitive) To vary irregularly; to swing.
To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
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  1. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
  2. (Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
  3. To spend (time) without haste or purpose.
To become weak, ineffective, or unsteady, especially in performance:
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  1. To become weak, ineffective, or unsteady, especially in performance:
  2. To lose strength, certainty, etc.; weaken
  3. To be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence; waver:
To incline or bend to one side; veer:
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  1. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
  2. (Old Poet.) To rule; reign; hold sway
  3. (Nautical) To hoist (a mast or yard) into position.
To be close to or in danger of failure or ruin:
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  1. To be close to or in danger of failure or ruin:
  2. To alternate, as between opposing attitudes or positions; vacillate.
  3. To move or sway unsteadily or unsurely; totter.
To be on the point of failure or collapse
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  1. To be on the point of failure or collapse
  2. To appear about to collapse:
  3. To sway as if about to fall.
To move in a certain direction with a swaying or unsteady motion:
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  1. To move in a certain direction with a swaying or unsteady motion:
  2. To become diverted:
  3. To swing or sway to and fro; flutter
To interweave or combine (elements) into a complex whole:
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  1. To interweave or combine (elements) into a complex whole:
  2. To twist or interlace (something) into, through, or among
  3. To form (threads) into a fabric
To move from side to side as a result of uneven rotation
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  1. To move from side to side as a result of uneven rotation
  2. To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
  3. To waver in one's opinions, etc.; vacillate
(Computer graphics) To render an approximation of (an image, etc.) by using dot patterns in similar colours to those that are unavailable on the system.
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  1. (Computer graphics) To render an approximation of (an image, etc.) by using dot patterns in similar colours to those that are unavailable on the system.
  2. To be nervously excited or confused
  3. To do something nervously.
To move uncertainly or unsteadily; totter; stumble
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  1. To move uncertainly or unsteadily; totter; stumble
  2. To stumble in speech; speak haltingly; stammer
  3. To say hesitantly or timidly
To be uncertain; waver; hesitate
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  1. To be uncertain; waver; hesitate
  2. To come or bring to a halt; stop, esp. temporarily
  3. (Intransitive) To stop marching.
To be reluctant; not be sure that one should
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  1. To be reluctant; not be sure that one should
  2. To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
  3. To pause; stop momentarily
To cease or suspend an action temporarily:
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  1. To cease or suspend an action temporarily:
  2. To cease or suspend the action of temporarily; stop for an interim:
  3. To hesitate:
To procrastinate.
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  1. To procrastinate.
  2. To spend time on insignificant things; dawdle.
  3. To be unable to come to a decision; vacillate.
To move unsteadily, as though about to collapse; totter, sway, or reel, as from a blow, fatigue, drunkenness, etc.
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  1. To move unsteadily, as though about to collapse; totter, sway, or reel, as from a blow, fatigue, drunkenness, etc.
  2. To arrange in alternating or overlapping time periods:
  3. (Sports) To arrange (the start of a race) with the starting point in the outside lanes progressively closer to the finish line so as to neutralize the advantage of competing in the shorter inside lanes.
To move unsteadily back and forth:
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  1. To move unsteadily back and forth:
  2. To become unsteady; begin to give way; falter
  3. To tremble or quaver in sound, as of the voice or a musical note.
To waver in one's opinions, etc.; vacillate
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  1. To waver in one's opinions, etc.; vacillate
  2. To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
  3. To tremble or quaver:
To move backward and forward on a swing
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  1. To move backward and forward on a swing
  2. To ride on a swing.
  3. To suspend on hinges:
To become unsteady; begin to give way; falter
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  1. To become unsteady; begin to give way; falter
  2. To move in a certain direction with a swaying or unsteady motion:
  3. To swing or sway to and fro; flutter
Find another word for vacillate. In this page you can discover 31 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for vacillate, like: waver, sway, stagger, fluctuate, dawdle, falter, reel, totter, hesitate, pause and sway.