Đồng nghĩa của vacillate

Alternative for vacillate

vacillates, vacillated, vacillating

Đồng nghĩa: fluctuate, hover, oscillate, vibrate, waver,


To sway unsteadily from one side to the other
teeter dither falter haver hesitate waver be doubtful fluctuate oscillate shilly-shally temporise temporize be uncertain be undecided be unsure swither balance be irresolute halt scruple seesaw shillyshally stagger sway wabble wobble alternate boggle change dillydally dilly-dally equivocate fence-straddle hedge hover hum and haw pause reel rock straddle swing waffle whiffle yo-yo be indecisive blow hot and cold hang back change mind chop and change pussyfoot around think twice be unable to decide hem and haw keep changing your mind run hot and cold sit on the fence be unable to make up your mind stall delay vary procrastinate dally dawdle veer shift quiver demur flutter see-saw linger vibrate tremble wave tarry mutate shake undulate switch doubt pivot go from one extreme to the other be ambivalent morph hold back lag trifle be in two minds deviate quaver hang about hang around waste time hang fire flip-flop move to and fro tergiversate drag your feet drag your heels baulk wait shudder alter be hesitant turn evolve digress idle pulsate be reluctant get cold feet balk move transform snap shy ebb and flow straggle wag loiter faff about drift palpitate slip diverge metamorphose rise and fall ripple be unwilling drag go up and down poke have doubts convert transmogrify progress hold off goof off modulate play a waiting game stop prevaricate pussyfoot stir jib deliberate differ defer flicker flap heave twirl shiver totter quake loll recoil from shrink from flinch from swell surge be unsteady flow diddle creep crawl while away time shy away hang back from vacillate about waggle wigwag lollygag have misgivings about have scruples about think twice about faff around have reservations about lallygag come and go tremor mope putter shy away from move back and forth put off have qualms about take one's time use delaying tactics mess about mark time drag one's feet play for time kill time be dilatory take your time lag behind put off doing something let the grass grow under one's feet wobble about be on the fence will and will not potter discontinue cease dodge trim palter tumble trill teeter-totter lurch roll bobble whiffle waffle warble hold on mess around move slowly be on the horns of a dilemma slouch thrill beat around the bush shrink back swerve change direction um and ah second-guessing oneself doubt yourself have misgivings doubt oneself flourish sit around be tardy be long fool around sit tight twitter move backward and forward brandish wield refuse adjourn postpone retard prolong protract hesitate to scruple about goldbrick cool stumble express misgivings express reservations express reluctance adopt Fabian tactics raise dangle stay billow be chary of be coy about be cagey about be shy about be reluctant about flinch quail note flounder judder hang ponder mammer debate weigh shrink back stay back stay in the background be reluctant to come forward kick the can down the road postpone action defer action suspend action let slide take a raincheck wiggle move backwards and forwards convulse jiggle be tentative flit waft swirl flail thresh jerk jolt wait and see be cagey sweep whirl twist flick thrash be divided blow ruffle agitate jar pull back think about feel uncertain wonder about fly stream pulse sit on fence bucket jounce joggle better turn around deteriorate reverse diminish second-guessing yourself think something unlikely be dubious lack conviction be sceptical harbour suspicions about express reservations about harbour reservations about fluctuate on have doubts about feel uneasy about have hesitations about express suspicions about entertain doubts about have suspicions about worsen divert rotate loaf interchange intersperse swing backwards and forwards swing back and forth chill footle bum drone lazy laze lounge curl take turns baulk at stick at be loath stonewall swish demur about stickle question demur from stick fret balk at worry gag follow one another act reciprocally act in sequence follow in turn relieve be staggered occur in rotation work in sequence take it in turns occur in turn substitute move between be interspersed fill in for follow amble plod coil motion disrelish something boggle at waver about mind doing something filibuster have qualms hack around kick around veg out kick back drag one's feet over drag one's heels over horse around potter around hang on be slow fall behind buy time stay put potter round potter about not keep pace wait around be unstable fritter hang out


To avoid providing a clear answer or statement
hedge equivocate prevaricate tergiversate fudge pussyfoot dodge flannel waffle quibble evade sidestep weasel duck stall avoid temporise temporize stonewall tergiverse hesitate shuck shilly-shally be evasive be non-committal dodge the issue parry questions evade the issue fudge the issue hum and haw pussyfoot around sidestep the issue beat about the bush be vague duck the question sit on the fence cop out hem and haw flip-flop be noncommittal blow hot and cold beat around the bush be indecisive shuffle around cop a plea pass the buck give the run around hedge your bets mince words fence shuffle duck the issue palter cavil falsify lie parry be ambiguous misrepresent fib waver shift jive con beg the question shuffle about stall for time avoid the issue skirt fake shift ground about eschew escape elude adumbrate double-talk deceive fabricate skirt the issue play it close to the vest run around cover up straddle the fence invent distort dither misstate exaggerate dissemble garble misspeak belie tell white lie give run around cloud the issue blather put off phony up put on stretch the truth feint baffle maneuver shirk foil contest outwit manoeuvre dodge the question straddle an issue play your cards close to your chest give nothing away blandish blarney beguile fight off give a false colour to use flattery talk blarney butter up fast-talk circumvent get around balk bypass baulk skirt round get out of find a way round ramble gloss over not pay not give a straight answer to fend off cop out of beat around bush be equivocal about beat about the bush about be evasive about quibble about avoid answering shun skulk cheat slough off goldbrick slip malinger shuffle off welsh renege flee sneak away tap dance lay low slip out give the runaround dance around an issue skip beat shortcut worm one's way out of body-swerve steer clear of skip out on dance around shake ditch give a wide berth to juke give the slip put the move on go around shake off


To come, or cause to come, to a stop or end
halt stop end cease check discontinue quit finish terminate arrest block conclude curb drop impede close obstruct interrupt break suspend frustrate can elapse stall bar lapse stay hamper determine pass expire go still die pause catch hobble stem belay freeze staunch hesitate falter waver immobilise immobilize balance dither scruple stagger teeter wabble wobble limp stumble whiffle break off leave off break up wind up cut off cut out desist from hold back knock off let up dead-end lay off hold up shut off put a stop to cut short give over pack in bring to an end wink out put an end to pack up draw up nip in the bud pull up come to an end bring to a stop come to a stop be over bring up call it a day bring to a standstill come to a halt close down fetch up pull the plug on put the kibosh on shilly-shally come to a standstill draw to a close hang back come to rest bring to standstill come to a close draw to a stand stand still wiggle-waggle stem the flow be abandoned be broken off be suspended blow the whistle on hold at bay put a cork in put a sock in prevent thwart desist restrain hinder inhibit give up foil restrict abandon retard forestall baulk cancel balk suppress stymie shut down call a halt to prohibit complete repress delay stifle wrap up kill call a halt bring to a close slow forgo interfere with curtail avoid bring to a halt avert derail slow down refrain from cut limit quash adjourn fetter circumvent preclude head off withhold dissolve neutralize forbid cramp close out scotch counteract obviate debar scrub extinguish ward off shelve stave off deter defeat neutralise hold off shut out counter nullify abort kick baffle subdue lessen quell hang up axe ruin renounce stonewall call off dam hamstring intercept stand in the way of call it quits oppose finish off contain ax control interdict abstain from diminish put a brake on trammel forfend reduce bridle decrease encumber cripple lay off of peter out deactivate put paid to postpone relinquish brake put the lid on withdraw surcease clog hold resist forsake choke dash put off squash annul destroy round off round out do without scrap shackle fend off scupper beat crimp dispense with rule out squelch fade dwindle outlaw constrain turn off do for crush culminate abolish recess eschew prorogue abate exclude take a break discourage checkmate enjoin settle park crack down on rein in remit rest pack it in fade away proscribe abstain disappear rescind repeal run out revoke cool vanish refrain consummate ban pull in veto defer wane forbear ebb disallow eliminate moderate handcuff stamp out intermit keep scratch spoil forbear from shun slacken disappoint cumber cry off ultimate sink sew up snooker switch off turn aside wind down discomfit defend against embargo pass up die down put back hog-tie steer clear of swear off criminalize die away hold in taboo tie up plug put down put out make illegal have done with die out arrive melt away clamp down on criminalise keep off set back upset the applecart stanch handicap sabotage disable subside bork decline close off repulse manacle disconnect occlude embarrass congest nip something in the bud interfere wrap not continue regulate smother take five skip stuff top off decelerate overturn jam shake bite the dust divert silence have a breather dodge crab negate get done take a breather weaken stop up short-circuit get off end up prorogate stop dead give something the chop fizzle out knock something on the head contravene hold down hold over ditch withhold from ease up close up remove ward run its course ease off outwit put a lid on lay aside dissuade spike put a spoke in someone's wheel jack in get in the way of run down put on ice plug up choke off slap down snuff out slow up foul up put in cold storage place an embargo on screw up throw a spanner in the works of tail off put the stopper on stop trying wait call recall fail shorten stop work unplug shut fence pull over draw in sever evaporate estop save disrupt forego ignore evade crown intervene wilt bottleneck rein abbreviate abridge detain invalidate evanish screen offset disengage repel sidestep clip pigeonhole stand obscure fix skirt finalize refuse recede wither sandbag bottle up help conquer shrink put out of action clot restrain from abjure leave throttle deflect reject keep in check table parry pass on stop short throw in the towel throw in the sponge deteriorate droop decay stay away from keep back keep under control smash degenerate back off shy from pre-empt bung mothball block out fill up clog up fill stem the flow of lower keep from happening have a break go without waive take ten set aside keep from censor cut it out nobble chill jam up bung up cease to exist muzzle finalise become invalid pull out of get out of protract disconcert duck turn out hold in abeyance relax put on hold get in the way bury rattle skip out on become void become obsolete not touch pass away blow over nix draw to a halt taper off crumble queer bottle dull cross faze bring to a conclusion trail off stump bog down leave alone stopper bring to naught cool it reach a standstill overcome lay on the table cramp one's style quit cold throw monkey wrench in take a rain check on keep at bay lock up put on the back burner give a rest keep in box in put the brakes on withdraw from fall away pour cold water on put the mockers on beat down declare illegal kick the habit bilk finish with mess up throw a monkey wrench in the works of throw a spanner in the works keep lid on bring to screeching halt throw up retire from not do be a hindrance to wipe out take the cure gum up cork throw cold water on buck kick over louse up eradicate strangle at birth put a stop to something clobber bring to end withstand sidetrack brace kill off turn back flick off stop working bring cinch disturb abrogate close shop finish work finish working clock off surrender despair lose heart capitulate admit defeat be beaten give in concede defeat deny yourself jack it in censure cap yield resign circumnavigate achieve succeed retardate depart shutdown douse clear forlet collapse stop in your tracks leave out back out of bring to an untimely end leave work wreck shatter withcall phase out accomplish discharge confront quit cold turkey bit render powerless crash land power down be at an end be no longer valid stave anticipate get on the wagon hang it up disjoin interpose disunite part do away with dissever get rid of separate pick off down tools confine prolong take a breather from put on a back burner polish off draw to close put to bed put a period to ease crool banjax call a stop to put on brakes put an stop to forswear say goodbye to lose speed cut into slam on the brakes break into spell burden bring down curtain stop midstream simmer down compose collect detach log off put the brakes on take out of play dish give up hope abandon hope render null and void give the run around dash one's hope lick back out renege bag it blow off clinch shutter overpower fold up be put to bed button up cut loose button down take down hold off on make late stop oneself transpire reschedule put a stopper in put half nelson on put chill on put a lock on zing gridlock fold extirpate snub exsect marginalize oust carve isolate usurp delete extract overlook excise shirk retreat be the end of drop out knock it off tie up loose ends liquidate clean up come to the end do be through with finish up take time out take time off elude disband bypass barricade seal caulk black decommission come to a conclusion round up give notice throw a spoke in the wheel of back off from break the habit of shrink from check out from root traverse scuttle relent drop off put aside carry out fight shy of resist the temptation to take the pledge give a wide berth to go on the wagon avoid doing sit out be temperate have nothing to do with banish boycott blockade kibosh surcease from escape from call it quits on constrict hit the switch stop doing lie by halt in its tracks give the slip shake off give the run-around buffalo promote shuffle off juke run circles around run rings around bollix throw a monkey wrench in the works confound upset resolve carry through bring to fruition damp vanquish overthrow push back procrastinate inactivate hang fire omit put on back burner count out put in abeyance file pink-slip keep in abeyance lay over put on the shelf look away turn turn from veer shunt shove aside blackball disqualify complicate cut dead take out marginalise take away choke up pack block up undo throw a curve set the seal on obturate quench cow put out of business switch something off get there haul up bring someone to their knees let taper de-escalate pall drop away fall finish the working day forfeit bulwark defend guard declare ineligible pass by illegalize ice out curse officially forbid sunder blank counterplot be no more fly by divorce sacrifice jilt triumph over block off continue respite put over suspend proceedings attenuate dampen disadvise scare stunt slip away dam up gibbet gunge up wring noose squeeze drown silt up escape deprive deny overwhelm dominate annihilate clamp shush trample pull off the road muffle swallow slack phase down coast cool off drain away become weaker chill out unlax ratchet down gag take wind out of sails get the better of cause setback put end to unaccustom take a recess break short stop cold evanesce cover fend put lid on keep inside put kibosh on drive underground trample on sit on go by deliberate weigh down declare taboo leave unfinished stop in full flow govern fight back dispose of wind something up monkey with resign from eighty-six dust off part from forget about turn your back on part with break with write off retrograde bate tame rebuff choke back give the thumbs down to put the chill on give the red light to say no pull the plug molder dilapidate moulder take a rain check dock languish flag talk out of get shut of safeguard against secure against protect against shield against put a damper on act like a wet blanket run low go downhill fade out wear away go down grow less go dead mark time linger sideline take a breath reflect tarry keep a lid on slacken pace bite back get shot of stand up for guard against skirt round defend oneself against fight off keep at arm's length wean cut back stop briefly lag emaciate tire shrivel sag truncate retrench think twice call time play for time counterbalance break it up come to standstill catch one's breath minimize totter faint lose spirit impoverish debase minimise give way depress grow dim waste away wear off grow faint thin out fall off relapse vitiate lose tremble grow weaker pare down elide cut down lop trim syncopate chop stop what you're doing minify tighten up crop slim down downsize contract slash stand off not move deaden counterpoise negative countervail cancel out dumb clam correct remedy compensate for boil down rein back get to meat put in nutshell roll back put a restriction on put a limit on keep down say nothing prevent oneself from cease to indulge in restrain oneself from prevent yourself from not give in to stop oneself from equilibrize make up for counterweigh balance out even out countercheck respond rectify stabilise redress right go against stabilize counterwork


To have doubts or suspicions about
misdoubt distrust doubt mistrust question suspect misbelieve challenge demur disbelieve discredit dispute fear fluctuate hesitate imagine impugn insinuate misgive query scruple shilly-shally skepticize surmise waver wonder wonder about be curious be dubious be puzzled be uncertain be undetermined be wary of harbor suspicion have qualms not buy read differently wonder at be apprehensive of call in question give no credence have doubts smell a rat be in a quandary take dim view of be suspicious of have misgivings about have doubts about have reservations about feel uneasy about cast doubt on have suspicions about be chary of harbour suspicions about lack confidence in feel apprehensive about be unsure about be unsure of regard with suspicion disbelieve in not believe be sceptical of have qualms about be unconvinced about have no confidence in have no faith in harbour reservations about be leery of call something into question scruple over have reservations be skeptical of beware apprehend be sceptical about feel chary about be mistrustful of suspicion smell a rat about have a funny feeling about be distrustful of be uneasy about be wary impeach contest oppose oppugn controvert object to call into question entertain doubts about puzzle over cast doubt upon raise doubts about have hesitations about cast aspersions on raise objections to express reservations about throw doubt on express suspicions about discount look askance at take with a grain of salt be suspicious take with a pinch of salt be incredulous of reject give no credence to not accept not credit repudiate contradict negate scorn unbelieve not swallow scoff at take something with a pinch of salt eschew scout ask grill quiz interrogate catechize inquire deny demand enquire inquire of knock probe test the waters hit up look into put out a feeler question


Make or become weaker in power, resolve, or physical strength
weaken relent yield accede acquiesce agree assent consent succumb bend give in soften come round give way hesitate waver ease off ease up cave in capitulate melt backpedal unbend budge surrender submit concede blink bow forbear quit do a U-turn back down have mercy sympathise become lenient give quarter become merciful show pity fold slow show mercy sympathize comply knuckle under have pity be merciful concede something allow something agree to something admit something let go let happen die away cool it lay back mellow out say uncle do an about-turn come around cry uncle give up lighten up give some slack change mind go along with go easy on take a softer line change your mind let it happen ease up on throw in the towel admit defeat defer cede concede defeat fall throw in the sponge lay down arms raise the white flag climb down buckle under show the white flag be beaten accept defeat be overcome wave the white flag relinquish crumble accept abandon go down go under be overwhelmed toss it in pack it in put up white flag give up the struggle grant suffer defeat be defeated retract collapse cave kowtow resign bow out deliver indulge lose buckle knuckle break be conquered abdicate yield to give way to lay down fall victim hand over pull out throw in your hand eat crow roll over give yourself up surrender to comply with cooperate with acquiesce in give in to come to terms concur with resign yourself retreat compromise change give oneself up adapt entrust consign leave forego throw up one's hands chuck it in play dead throw up the sponge eat humble pie fall in line adhere conform eat your words proffer stop drop despair desist tender cease waive present forswear be overcome by be overwhelmed by heed observe truckle leave off hand in bail out cut out chicken out be conquered by be beaten by show white flag give oneself over fold up cry quits turn over turn in call it quits act in accordance with be servile be the loser come off second-best be bested by fail touch be submissive hoist the white flag bend the knee resign oneself humble oneself give ground be trounced be vanquished lose out keel mollify relax disarm be converted come to grief default get the worst take a licking have the worst come up short be worsted fall short affect move renege bow to something give away the store bow to backtrack suffer be humbled come a cropper drop a bundle be taken to cleaners meet one's Waterloo crash out be outdistanced take a beating forgive agree with be persuaded cop out go back on default on do an about-face back out break your word have second thoughts break promise fail to honour allow approve endorse be converted to be persuaded by be won over recognize permit okay undertake engage comprobate roll over and play dead concede to come round to give carte blanche cave in to give something the nod consent to say yes acquiesce to enter into recognise be game for agree to give your blessing give the green light back down to defer to assent to relent to give the go-ahead astipulate play ball be won over by

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