- 1[intransitive] to be or become weak or unsteady His voice wavered with emotion. Her smile wavered and she began to cry. Her determination never wavered. She never wavered in her determination to succeed.
- 2[intransitive] waver (between A and B) | waver (on/over something) to hesitate and be unable to make a decision or choice synonym hesitate She's wavering between buying a house in the city or moving away.
- 3[intransitive] (especially of light) to move in an unsteady way Word Origin Middle English: from Old Norse vafra
BrE BrE//ˈweɪvə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪvər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they waver
BrE BrE//ˈweɪvə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪvər//he / she / it wavers
BrE BrE//ˈweɪvəz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪvərz//past simple wavered
BrE BrE//ˈweɪvəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪvərd//past participle wavered
BrE BrE//ˈweɪvəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪvərd//-ing form wavering
BrE BrE//ˈweɪvərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪvərɪŋ//