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Meaning of GESTICULATE

Pronunciation:  je'stikyu`leyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
 

GESTICULATE is a 11 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: gesture, motion
 
 See Also: acclaim, applaud, beckon, bless, bow, bow down, clap, communicate, cross oneself, extend, hold out, intercommunicate, nod, put out, shake, shrug, sign, spat, stretch forth, stretch out, wave, wink

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ges*tic"u*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Gesticulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gesticulating}.] [L.
    gesticulatus, p. p. of gesticulari to gesticulate, fr.
    gesticulus a mimic gesture, gesticulation, dim. of gestus
    gesture, fr. gerere, gestum, to bear, carry, peform. See
    {Gestic}.]
    To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures.
    --Sir T. Herbert.
    
    
  2. \Ges*tic"u*late\, v. t.
    To represent by gesture; to act. [R.] --B. Jonson.
    
    
 

 

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