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"vacillate" in British English

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vacillateverb [I]

uk   /ˈvæs.ɪ.leɪt/ us   /ˈvæs.ə.leɪt/ disapproving
to be uncertain what to do, or to change often between two opinions: Her mood vacillated between hope and despair.
vacillation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌvæs.ɪˈleɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌvæs.əˈleɪ.ʃən/
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vacillateverb [I]

us   /ˈvæs·əˌleɪt/
to be unable to decide something and esp. to continue to change opinions: The president continues to vacillate over foreign policy.
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vacillateverb [I]

uk   /ˈvæsɪleɪt/ us  
FINANCE if prices, rates, etc. vacillate, they keep rising and falling by small amounts: After weeks of vacillating around $75 per barrel, the price of crude closed at $85 barrel.
to be uncertain about what to do or to keep changing your opinion about something: vacillate between sth (and sth) The election result was in the hands of voters vacillating between two parties.
(Definition of vacillate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vacillate”
in Spanish vacilar, dudar…
in Vietnamese do dự…
in Malaysian berbolak-balik…
in Thai เปลี่ยนไปเปลี่ยนมา, รวนเร…
in Chinese (Simplified) 踌躇, 犹豫, 摇摆不定…
in Indonesian bimbang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 躊躇, 猶豫, 搖擺不定…
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