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gesture

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gesture

  1. to direct or notify by a movement or gesture <the police officer gestured me to the side of the road to tell me my headlight was out> Synonyms beckon, flag, motion, signal, waveRelated Words nod; gesticulate, mime, pantomime, sign; signalize; acquaint, advise, inform, relate, tell; flourish, shrug




gesture

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gesture

  1. 1 a movement of the body or limbs that expresses or emphasizes an idea or feeling <a teenager who often shrugs her shoulders in a gesture of indifference> Synonyms gesticulation, mime, pantomime, sign, signal Related Words beck, beckon, flourish, shrug, wave; body language, posture; indication, motion; sign language

  2. 2 an act or utterance that is a customary show of good manners <sent a handwritten thank-you note as a gesture of his gratitude> Synonyms amenity, attention, courtesy, formality, civility, pleasantry, politenessRelated Words honors; ceremony, observance, rite, ritual; decorum, etiquette, form, manners, mores, proprieties; addresses, devoirs, greetings, regards, respects; favor, grace, kindliness, kindness; protocol, rules





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