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beckoned

verb
past tense of beckon

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

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“Beckoned.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beckoned. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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