gesticulate


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ges·tic·u·late

 (jĕ-stĭk′yə-lāt′)
v. ges·tic·u·lat·ed, ges·tic·u·lat·ing, ges·tic·u·lates
v.intr.
To make gestures especially while speaking, as for emphasis.
v.tr.
To say or express by gestures.

[Latin gesticulārī, gesticulāt-, from gesticulus, gesticulation, diminutive of gestus, gesture, bearing; see gesture.]

ges·tic′u·la′tive adj.
ges·tic′u·la′tor n.
ges·tic′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

gesticulate

(dʒɛˈstɪkjʊˌleɪt)
vb
to express by or make gestures
[C17: from Latin gesticulārī, from Latin gesticulus (unattested except in Late Latin) gesture, diminutive of gestus gesture, from gerere to bear, conduct]
gesˈticulative adj
gesˈticuˌlator n

ges•tic•u•late

(dʒɛˈstɪk yəˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.i.
1. to make or use gestures, esp. in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech.
v.t.
2. to express by gesturing.
[1595–1605; < Latin gesticulātus, past participle of gesticulārī to use gestures, mime, derivative of Late Latin gesticulus gesture, diminutive of gestus; see gestic, -cle1]
ges•tic′u•la`tive, ges•tic′u•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
ges•tic′u•la`tor, n.

gesticulate


Past participle: gesticulated
Gerund: gesticulating

Imperative
gesticulate
gesticulate
Present
I gesticulate
you gesticulate
he/she/it gesticulates
we gesticulate
you gesticulate
they gesticulate
Preterite
I gesticulated
you gesticulated
he/she/it gesticulated
we gesticulated
you gesticulated
they gesticulated
Present Continuous
I am gesticulating
you are gesticulating
he/she/it is gesticulating
we are gesticulating
you are gesticulating
they are gesticulating
Present Perfect
I have gesticulated
you have gesticulated
he/she/it has gesticulated
we have gesticulated
you have gesticulated
they have gesticulated
Past Continuous
I was gesticulating
you were gesticulating
he/she/it was gesticulating
we were gesticulating
you were gesticulating
they were gesticulating
Past Perfect
I had gesticulated
you had gesticulated
he/she/it had gesticulated
we had gesticulated
you had gesticulated
they had gesticulated
Future
I will gesticulate
you will gesticulate
he/she/it will gesticulate
we will gesticulate
you will gesticulate
they will gesticulate
Future Perfect
I will have gesticulated
you will have gesticulated
he/she/it will have gesticulated
we will have gesticulated
you will have gesticulated
they will have gesticulated
Future Continuous
I will be gesticulating
you will be gesticulating
he/she/it will be gesticulating
we will be gesticulating
you will be gesticulating
they will be gesticulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gesticulating
you have been gesticulating
he/she/it has been gesticulating
we have been gesticulating
you have been gesticulating
they have been gesticulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gesticulating
you will have been gesticulating
he/she/it will have been gesticulating
we will have been gesticulating
you will have been gesticulating
they will have been gesticulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gesticulating
you had been gesticulating
he/she/it had been gesticulating
we had been gesticulating
you had been gesticulating
they had been gesticulating
Conditional
I would gesticulate
you would gesticulate
he/she/it would gesticulate
we would gesticulate
you would gesticulate
they would gesticulate
Past Conditional
I would have gesticulated
you would have gesticulated
he/she/it would have gesticulated
we would have gesticulated
you would have gesticulated
they would have gesticulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gesticulate - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
wink - signal by winking; "She winked at him"
exsert, hold out, stretch forth, stretch out, put out, extend - thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
shrug - raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation
clap, spat - clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
applaud, acclaim, clap, spat - clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
bless, sign - make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
nod - express or signify by nodding; "He nodded his approval"
cross oneself - make the sign of the cross; in the Catholic religion
bow, bow down - bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"
shake - shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state; "shake one's head"; "She shook her finger at the naughty students"; "The old enemies shook hands"; "Don't shake your fist at me!"
beckon, wave - signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"

gesticulate

verb signal, sign, wave, indicate, motion, gesture, beckon, make a sign The man was gesticulating wildly.

gesticulate

verb
To make bodily motions so as to convey an idea or complement speech:
Idiom: give the high sign.
Translations
يُلَوِّحُ بيدَيْه وهو يَتَكَلَّم
gestikulovat
gestikulerelave fagter
tjá sig meî handahreyfingum
gestikuliuotimosikuoti rankomis
žestikulēt
gestikulovať
el kol hareketleri yapmakjestler

gesticulate

[dʒesˈtɪkjʊleɪt] VIgesticular

gesticulate

[dʒɛˈstɪkjʊleɪt] vigesticuler

gesticulate

vigestikulieren; to gesticulate at somebody/somethingauf jdn/etw deuten

gesticulate

[dʒɛsˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt] vigesticolare

gesticulate

(dʒeˈstikjuleit) verb
to wave one's hands and arms about when speaking. He gesticulates wildly when he is angry.

gesticulate

v. gesticular, expresar por medio de gestos o señas.
References in classic literature ?
They shout and gesticulate tremendously but cannot agree, and Rodrigo is about to bear away the exhausted Zara, when the timid servant enters with a letter and a bag from Hagar, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Just as, with you, the deaf and dumb, if once allowed to gesticulate and to use the hand-alphabet, will never acquire the more difficult but far more valuable art of lipspeech and lip-reading, so it is with us as regards "Seeing" and "Feeling".
Bertuccio," said the count, "I am very glad to tell you, that while you gesticulate, you wring your hands and roll your eyes like a man possessed by a devil who will not leave him; and I have always observed, that the devil most obstinate to be expelled is a secret.
On arriving, he would halt for a while by the window in the hall, as though afraid to enter; until, should any one happen to pass in or out of the door-- whether Sasha or myself or one of the servants (to the latter he always resorted the most readily, as being the most nearly akin to his own class)--he would begin to gesticulate and to beckon to that person, and to make various signs.
The Frenchman followed in despair; the ape, razor still in hand, occasionally stopping to look back and gesticulate at its pursuer, until the latter had nearly come up with it.
This admonition neither made the young girl called Montalais cease to laugh and gesticulate.
He commenced to jabber and gesticulate, and even with her scant acquaintance with the ways of the anthropoids, she realized that he was not menacing her, for there was little or no baring of fighting fangs and his whole expression and attitude was of one attempting to explain a knotty problem or plead a worthy cause.
Seeing the man gesticulate with imploring mien, and perhaps also recognising the officer who accompanied him, his Highness ordered his carriage to stop.
He forgot himself so far as to gesticulate a little while he went on with animation:
They stopped for a moment, and Peter Ivanovitch was seen to gesticulate, while the young man listened motionless, with his arms hanging down and his head bowed a little.
Tevez appeared to gesticulate towards Neville as if to say "shut it", in response to the Manchester United captain's weekend comments that Sir Alex Ferguson was correct to let the Argentina star leave Old Trafford last summer.
And 'Mogramming' - rhymes almost with 'programming' - meaning to gesticulate with arms and hands when speech is not practicable because of noise or distance.