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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:00:00 AM
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oscillate

(verb) Be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action.

Synonyms: hover, vacillate, vibrate

Usage: He continues to oscillate between accepting the prestigious promotion and retiring.
KSPavan
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oscillate
Definition: (verb) Be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action.
Synonyms: hover, vacillate, vibrate
Usage: He continues to oscillate between accepting the prestigious promotion and retiring.
John Valean Baily
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No, you would not use oscillate, you would use vacillate to describe wavering between conflicting positions. Oscillate means swing back and forth - as in a pendulum. Rhythmic.
8BooksOfSengathe
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Daemon wrote:
oscillate

(verb) Be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action.

Synonyms: hover, vacillate, vibrate

Usage: He continues to oscillate between accepting the prestigious promotion and retiring.

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OSCILLATE : [ DEF. Verb ] 1. move or swing back and forth at a regular speed. ( ex. A Pendulum's motion ].
2. (physics) vary in magnitude or position in a regular manner around a central point.

VACILLATE : vac·il·late [ˈvasəˌlāt] [ DEF : Verb ]
1. alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive.


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It's common for a contented feline to purr and to
oscillate their tail frequently.



Emel Rapchan
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Emel Rapchan
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taurine
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:22:55 PM

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"Oscillate" may be used to describe changes/moods/inclinations as between opposite positions.

For example, mortgage rates, where highs and lows are important.



Also, interest rates, to scrutinize for example how much did they rise up:



And practically every imaginable consumer behaviour within a certain duration of time.





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