HyperDic: gesticulate

English > 1 sense of the word gesticulate:
VERBcommunicationgesticulate, gesture, motionshow, express or direct through movement
English > gesticulate: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningshow, express or direct through movement.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s to somebody
Synonymsgesture, motion
Entailed bysalute, presentrecognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation
Narrowerapplaud, clap, spat, acclaimclap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
beckon, waveSignal with the hands or nod
bless, signmake the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection
bow, bow downbend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
clap, spatclap one's hands together
cross oneselfmake the sign of the cross
exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forththrust or extend out
nodExpress or signify by nodding
shakeshake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state
shrugRaise one's shoulders to indicate indifference / indifference or resignation
winkSignal by winking
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Nounsgesticulationa deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion
gesturemotion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
gesturethe use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

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