Definitions for: Gesticulate


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Ges*tic"u*late, v. t.
To represent by gesture; to act. [R.] --B. Jonson.

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

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