Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gesture

3 senses of gesture

Sense 1
gesture -- (motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling)
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Sense 2
gesture, motion -- (the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals)
       => visual communication -- (communication that relies on vision)

Sense 3
gesture -- (something done as an indication of intention; "a political gesture"; "a gesture of defiance")
       => indication, indicant -- (something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gesture

1 sense of gesture

Sense 1
gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

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