1. cause to throb or beat rapidly

- Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart

Definition categories: motion, agitate, shake

2. shake with fast, tremulous movements

- His nostrils palpitated

Similar word(s): quake, quiver

Definition categories: motion, tremble

3. beat rapidly

- His heart palpitated

Similar word(s): flutter

Definition categories: motion, beat, pound, thump

Sentences with palpitate as a verb:

- When he just looks at me, my heart begins to palpitate with excitement.

- The allergy medicine palpitates my heart.