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vacillate (VAS uh layt") (verb), vacillates; vacillated; vacillating
1. To be indecisive or to waver, changing between one opinion and another one: Yesterday Hank seemed to be so sure about where he would be going this weekend, but today he is vacillating as to whether he will visit his mother or go to the football game.
2. To be undecided about something; to waver between conflicting positions or courses of action: Susan appeared to be vacillating between eating a piece of chocolate cake or a piece of raspberry strudel.
3. To go back and forth in a confusing manner: It made the clerk at the library frustrated to watch Pete vacillate back and forth between which books he was going check out and which ones he would be leaving there.
4. To move or to sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern: The earthquake caused Christa's house to vacillate back and forth and up and down.
5. Etymology: from Latin vacillationem, "a reeling, a wavering"; from the stem of vacillare, "to sway to and fro".
Tending to waver in what to do.
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Unable to make up one's mind.
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Woman changed her mind.
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To waver in mind or feeling when trying to make decisions; or having a hard time in making up one's mind to do something. (3)