Examples of vacillate in a sentence
She has vacillated on this issue.
<vacillated for so long that someone else stepped in and made the decision>
Origin and Etymology of vacillate
borrowed from Latin vacillātus, past participle of vacillāre “to be unsteady, totter, be weak or inconstant, waver,” of uncertain origin
First Known Use: 1597
Synonym Discussion of vacillate
VACILLATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vacillate for English Language Learners
: to repeatedly change your opinions or desires
VACILLATE Defined for Kids
Definition of vacillate for Students
: to hesitate between courses or opinions : be unable to choose
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