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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vi·brate /ˈvaɪˌbret, ||vaɪˈ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 vi·brate /ˈvaɪˌbret/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vi·brate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vibrated p. pr. & vb. n. Vibrating.]
 1. To brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate a sword or a staff.
 2. To mark or measure by moving to and fro; as, a pendulum vibrating seconds.
 3. To affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration.
    Breath vocalized, that is, vibrated or undulated, may . . . impress a swift, tremulous motion.   --Holder.
    Star to star vibrates light.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vi·brate v. i.
 1. To move to and fro, or from side to side, as a pendulum, an elastic rod, or a stretched string, when disturbed from its position of rest; to swing; to oscillate.
 2. To have the constituent particles move to and fro, with alternate compression and dilation of parts, as the air, or any elastic body; to quiver.
 3. To produce an oscillating or quivering effect of sound; as, a whisper vibrates on the ear.
 4. To pass from one state to another; to waver; to fluctuate; as, a man vibrates between two opinions.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly,
           usually in an uncontrolled manner
      2: move or swing from side to side regularly; "the needle on
         the meter was oscillating" [syn: oscillate]
      3: be undecided about something; waver between conflicting
         positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between
         accepting the new position and retirement" [syn: hover,
         vacillate, oscillate]
      4: sound with resonance; "The sound resonates well in this
         theater" [syn: resonate]
      5: feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled
         by the speed and the roar of the engine" [syn: thrill, tickle]