gesticulate


gesticulate
verb
ADVERB
wildly

He gesticulated wildly as he tried to make her understand.

PREPOSITION
at

The other woman was gesticulating at the ambulance.

to

She was gesticulating to me with her hands.

towards/toward

The officer gesticulated towards/toward the refugees.


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  • Gesticulate — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gesticulate — Ges*tic u*late, v. t. To represent by gesture; to act. [R.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gesticulate — (v.) c.1600, from L. gesticulatus, pp. of gesticulari to gesture, mimic, from gesticulus a mimicking gesture, dim. of gestus gesture, carriage, posture (see GEST (Cf. gest)). Related: Gesticulated; gesticulating …   Etymology dictionary

  • gesticulate — ► VERB ▪ gesture dramatically in place of or to emphasize speech. DERIVATIVES gesticulation noun. ORIGIN Latin gesticulari, from gestus action …   English terms dictionary

  • gesticulate — [jes tik′yo͞o lāt΄, jes′tik′yəlāt΄] vi. gesticulated, gesticulating [< L gesticulatus, pp. of gesticulari, to make mimic gestures < gesticulus, dim. of gestus, a gesture < pp. of gerere, to bear, carry, do] to make or use gestures, esp.… …   English World dictionary

  • gesticulate — v. to gesticulate frantically, wildly * * * [dʒe stɪkjʊleɪt] wildly to gesticulate frantically …   Combinatory dictionary

  • gesticulate — UK [dʒeˈstɪkjʊleɪt] / US [dʒəˈstɪkjəˌleɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms gesticulate : present tense I/you/we/they gesticulate he/she/it gesticulates present participle gesticulating past tense gesticulated past participle gesticulated to make… …   English dictionary

  • gesticulate — [[t]ʤestɪ̱kjʊleɪt[/t]] gesticulates, gesticulating, gesticulated VERB If you gesticulate, you make movements with your arms or hands, often while you are describing something that is difficult to express in words. [mainly WRITTEN] A man with a… …   English dictionary

  • gesticulate — gesture [n] motion as communication action, body language, bow, curtsy, expression, genuflection, gesticulation, high sign, indication, intimation, kinesics, mime, nod, pantomime, reminder, salute, shrug, sign, signal, sign language, token, wave …   New thesaurus

  • gesticulate — intransitive verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari, from *gesticulus, diminutive of gestus Date: circa 1609 to make gestures especially when speaking • gesticulative adjective • gesticulator noun •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gesticulate — gesticulative, gesticulatory /je stik yeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. gesticulator, n. /je stik yeuh layt /, v., gesticulated, gesticulating. v.i. 1. to make or use gestures, esp. in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech. v.t …   Universalium


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