Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “vibrate”

See all translations

vibrate

verb [I or T] uk   /vaɪˈbreɪt/ us    /ˈvaɪ.breɪt/
to shake slightly and quickly, or to cause something to do this, in a way that is felt rather than seen or heard: The whole station seemed to vibrate as the express train rushed through. His voice vibrated with anger.

vibrate

noun [U] uk   /vaɪˈbreɪt/ us    /ˈvaɪ.breɪt/
a setting on an electronic device that causes it to vibrate when something happens, such as receiving a new message : The show's about to start - I'm going to put my phone on vibrate.
Translations of “vibrate”
in Korean 진동하다…
in Arabic يَهْتَزّ…
in French (faire) vibrer…
in Turkish titremek…
in Italian vibrare…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)震動, (使)顫動, (使)抖動…
in Russian дрожать, вибрировать…
in Polish drgać…
in Spanish vibrar…
in Portuguese vibrar…
in German vibrieren…
in Catalan vibrar…
in Japanese ~が振動する, ~を振動させる…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)震动, (使)颤动, (使)抖动…
(Definition of vibrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of vibrate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “vibrate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More