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beckon

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to direct or notify by a movement or gesture
  • beckoned the bashful child to come closer

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beckon

noun

Synonyms of beckon (Entry 2 of 2)

as in wave, flourish

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The first known use of beckon was before the 12th century

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“Beckon.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beckon. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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