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wave

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wave

  1. a moving ridge on the surface of water the toddler was almost knocked down by the waves created by the speedboat Synonyms of wave billow, surge, swell Words Related to wave sea(s); surf; breaker, whitecap; comber, curl; riffle, ripple, wavelet; ground swell, roller; tidal wave, tsunami


wave

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wave

  1. to direct or notify by a movement or gesture waved them over to the side of the road Synonyms of wave beckon, flag, gesture, signal, motionWords Related to wave nod; gesticulate, mime, pantomime, sign; signalize; acquaint, advise, inform, relate, tell; flourish, shrug

Synonym Discussion of wave

swing, wave, flourish, brandish, thrash mean to wield or cause to move to and fro or up and down. swing implies regular or uniform movement.
    • swing the rope back and forth
wave usually implies smooth or continuous motion.
    • waving the flag
flourish suggests vigorous, ostentatious, graceful movement.
    • flourished the winning lottery ticket
brandish implies threatening or menacing motion.
    • brandishing a knife
thrash suggests vigorous, abrupt, violent movement.
    • an infant thrashing his arms about


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