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gestures

noun
plural of gesture

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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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

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gestures

verb
present tense third-person singular of gesture

Synonyms of gestures (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Gestures.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gestures. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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