The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vibrate \Vi"brate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vibrated; p. pr. & vb.
n. Vibrating.] [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v.
i., to shake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble,
Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See Waive and cf. Whip, v.
1. To brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate
a sword or a staff.
2. To mark or measure by moving to and fro; as, a pendulum
3. To affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration.
Breath vocalized, that is, vibrated or undulated,
may . . . impress a swift, tremulous motion.
Star to star vibrates light. --Tennyson.