Translation of vacillate in Spanish:


vacilar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈvæsəˌleɪt//ˈvasɪleɪt/

intransitive verb

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    (hesitate) vacilar
    (sway) oscilar
    he vacillated between optimism and despair oscilaba entre el optimismo y la desesperación
    • Since the time of his death informed opinion has vacillated between near universal confidence in his guilt and passionate attempts to exonerate him.
    • I don't know, I keep vacillating on whether I should practice so I could make a point in a very humorous way, or whether I should just stay off it.
    • The president vacillates between the two (hard-line and moderate) camps.
    • He vacillated when he was asked the direct question at an Irish press conference about the Sunderland job and immediately established in some people's minds the belief that he was actively looking for another job.
    • Stay firm with decisions at work and don't keep vacillating.
    • Its programming vacillates between easily recognized art house fare and mainstream movies, giving the impression that it doesn't really know what it wants to be.
    • It's difficult to say, but indeed I am vacillating between the two.
    • Well, I usually, keep on vacillating between being a hardcore realist and a hopeless romantic.
    • Certainly, public opinion of the royals has vacillated so much over the past couple of decades that anything is possible.
    • Ask her for an opinion, and she'll give it to you without any hesitation or attempts to vacillate.
    • In his later comments on the Marx Brothers, he vacillated between generosity and steely contempt.
    • ‘The nation's top law enforcer cannot be someone who vacillates between civil rights and Civil War fantasies,’ Jackson wrote.
    • My children bring me great joy (especially as the little ones vacillate between squirming with curiosity and tittering with barely kept secrets in anticipation of Christmas).
    • He vacillates between childlike bemusement and childlike trepidation.
    • The government should give leadership, and not procrastinate and vacillate, he said, although he recognised it could take 20 years.
    • That's partly because the party's candidates have come across as vacillating on military issues and lenient on social concerns like crime and federal ‘giveaways’ to the poor.
    • The first week or two I vacillated, like most people, between sadness and anger.
    • However, years of indecisiveness have left the company vacillating between a differentiation strategy and that of being a cost leader.
    • He has vacillated between contradictory approaches to leadership: realism and idealism.
    • My listening tastes vacillate between music and talk radio.