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beckon

Verb

1 signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably" [syn: wave]
2 appear inviting; "The shop window decorations beckoned"
3 summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture

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Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To wave and/or to nod to somebody with the intention to make the person come closer.

Translations

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

appeal, attract, be attractive, bid, call, engage, fetch, gesticulate, gesture, interest, invite, mime, motion, motion to, pantomime, saw the air, shrug, shrug the shoulders, signal, summon, tantalize, tease, tempt, tickle, titillate, wave the arms, whet the appetite
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