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Synonyms for gesture
ˈdʒɛs tʃərges·ture

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  1. gestureverb


Princeton's WordNet

  1. gesturenoun

    motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling


  2. gesture, motionnoun

    the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

    move, apparent motion, movement, motility, apparent movement, motion, question

  3. gestureverb

    something done as an indication of intention

    "a political gesture"; "a gesture of defiance"


  4. gesticulate, gesture, motionverb

    show, express or direct through movement

    "He gestured his desire to leave"

    gesticulate, motion

Editors Contribution

  1. beckoning

    making a gesture with the hand or head to encourage someone to approach or follow.

    they were becoming to him.

    Submitted by ahamedshafeek455 on December 13, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gesturenoun

    action (accompanying oral utterance), gesticulation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gesturenoun

    gesticulation, gesturing

  2. gestureverb


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "gesture":

    geste, flick, move, posture, signal

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  1. Andrzej Duda:

    I am sorry that Mr. President Lech Walesa was not able at the right time to bring himself to make a gesture to Poles ... Just speak out and tell the truth.

  2. David Friedman:

    I want to thank you for holding the cabinet meeting and for the extraordinary gesture that you and the State of Israel are making to the President of the United States, it's well-deserved, but it's much appreciated.

  3. Bobby Baehr:

    I knew a little gesture like this would mean a lot to him, frank’s the type of guy who needs something to look forward to, whether it’s a football game or a basketball game. He was going through some hard times.

  4. Mehrdad Khonsari:

    President Trump made an overt gesture to the current leaders of Iran for them to come and make an offer to him to start negotiating a new deal, so if you were hopeful that as a consequence of Trump’s actions you would be seeing the back of the regime, you were disappointed.

  5. Susan Rice:

    We support this agreement and its full implementation, and believe this comprehensive resolution is an important gesture of healing and reconciliation that should be welcomed by the international community.

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