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  1. ges·ture
    IPA[ˈjesCHər]
  2. noun

    • 1. a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning:

      Alex made a gesture of apology so much is conveyed by gesture
      Synonym : signal, signaling, sign, signing, motion, motioning, wave, indication, gesticulation
    • 2. an action performed to convey one's feelings or intentions:

      Maggie was touched by the kind gesture
      Synonym : action, deed, act, move
    • 3. an action performed for show in the knowledge that it will have no effect:

      I hope the amendment will not be just a gesture

    verb

    • 1. make a gesture:

      she gestured meaningfully with the pistol
    • 2. direct or invite (someone) to move somewhere specified:

      he gestured her to a chair
    • 3. express (something) with a gesture or gestures:

      he gestured his dissent at this
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: gesture, plural noun: gestures

    • v.: verb: gesture, 3rd person present: gestures, gerund or present participle: gesturing, past tense: gestured, past participle: gestured

    • noun

      a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning:

      an action performed to convey a feeling or intention:

    • verb

      make a gesture:

      direct (someone) somewhere by means of a gesture:

    • plural

      political actions or positions taken chiefly to gain publicity or influence public opinion, typically requiring little effort or having no significant impact:
    • plural

      political actions or positions taken chiefly to gain publicity or influence public opinion, typically requiring little effort or having no significant impact:
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