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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gesticulate mean? 

  The verb GESTICULATE has 1 sense:

1. show, express or direct through movement

  Familiarity information: GESTICULATE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1gesticulate [BACK TO TOP]


Show, express or direct through movement

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


gesticulate; gesture; motion

Context example:

He gestured his desire to leave

Hypernyms (to "gesticulate" is one way to...):

communicate; intercommunicate (transmit thoughts or feelings)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "gesticulate"):

wink (signal by winking)

shake (shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state)

bow; bow down (bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head)

cross oneself (make the sign of the cross; in the Catholic religion)

nod (express or signify by nodding)

bless; sign (make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate)

acclaim; applaud; clap; spat (clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval)

clap; spat (clap one's hands together)

shrug (raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation)

exsert; extend; hold out; put out; stretch forth; stretch out (thrust or extend out)

beckon; wave (signal with the hands or nod)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s to somebody

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