Synonyms for (noun) shake

Synonyms: shake, wag, waggle

Definition: causing to move repeatedly from side to side

Similar words: agitation

Definition: the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)


Synonyms: tremble, shake, shiver

Definition: a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

Similar words: unconditioned reflex, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response

Definition: an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus


Synonyms: shake, handclasp, handshake, handshaking

Definition: grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

Similar words: acknowledgement, acknowledgment

Definition: a statement acknowledging something or someone

Usage: she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment; the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her


Synonyms: shake, trill

Definition: a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it

Similar words: musical note, note, tone

Definition: a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

Usage: the singer held the note too long


Synonyms: shake, milk shake, milkshake

Definition: frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream

Similar words: drink

Definition: a single serving of a beverage

Usage: I asked for a hot drink; likes a drink before dinner


Synonyms: shake, shingle

Definition: building material used as siding or roofing

Similar words: building material

Definition: material used for constructing buildings

Synonyms for (verb) shake

Synonyms: didder, shake

Definition: move with or as if with a tremor

Usage: his hands shook

Similar words: move involuntarily, move reflexively

Definition: move in an uncontrolled manner


Synonyms: shake

Definition: undermine or cause to waver

Usage: my faith has been shaken; The bad news shook her hopes

Similar words: weaken

Definition: lessen the strength of

Usage: The fever weakened his body


Synonyms: shake

Definition: bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking

Usage: He was shaken from his dreams; shake the salt out of the salt shaker

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: shake

Definition: shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state

Usage: shake one's head; She shook her finger at the naughty students; The old enemies shook hands; Don't shake your fist at me!

Similar words: gesticulate, gesture, motion

Definition: show, express or direct through movement

Usage: He gestured his desire to leave


Synonyms: excite, stimulate, stir, shake, shake up

Definition: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

Usage: These stories shook the community; the civil war shook the country

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy


Synonyms: sway, rock, shake

Definition: move back and forth or sideways

Usage: the ship was rocking; the tall building swayed; She rocked back and forth on her feet

Similar words: move back and forth

Definition: move in one direction and then into the opposite direction


Synonyms: shake, agitate

Definition: move or cause to move back and forth

Usage: The chemist shook the flask vigorously; My hands were shaking

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: judder, shake

Definition: shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively

Usage: The old engine was juddering

Similar words: vibrate

Definition: shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner


Synonyms: throw off, escape from, shake, shake off

Definition: get rid of

Usage: I couldn't shake the car that was following me

Similar words: escape, break loose, get away

Definition: run away from confinement

Usage: The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison