1. cause to throb or beat rapidly
- Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart
2. shake with fast, tremulous movements
- His nostrils palpitated
3. beat rapidly
- His heart palpitated
Similar word(s): flutter
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.