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 ?
Pavel, the tall one, was said to be an anarchist; since he had no means of imparting his opinions, probably his wild gesticulations and his generally excited and rebellious manner gave rise to this supposition.
She smiled upon the throng as if in acknowledgment of a warm welcome, and began to walk to and fro, making profuse gesticulations and singing, in brazen soprano tones, a song, the words of which were inaudible.
The savages went off uttering the wildest denunciations of hostility, mingled with opprobrious terms in broken English, and gesticulations of the most insulting kind.
Such strange outcries and passionate gesticulations I never certainly heard or saw before.
Beside him sat Uvarov, who with rapid gesticulations was giving him some information, speaking in low tones as they all did.
It was the effect, unquestionably, of the mystic gesticulations by which he had sought to bring bodily before Phoebe's perception the figure of the mesmerizing carpenter.
Give my love to Lady Brandon, and Agatha, and the dear children; and thanks so much for a very pleasant--" Here the train moved off, and Sir Charles, melting, smiled and waved his hat until he caught sight of Trefusis looking back at him with a grin which seemed, under the circumstances, so Satanic, that he stopped as if petrified in the midst of his gesticulations, and stood with his arm out like a semaphore.
When impeded in their progress, these people suddenly ceased muttering, but re-doubled their gesticulations, and awaited, with an absent and overdone smile upon the lips, the course of the persons impeding them.
Now, in the first place, this censure attaches not to the poetic but to the histrionic art; for gesticulation may be equally overdone in epic recitation, as by Sosi-stratus, or in lyrical competition, as by Mnasitheus the Opuntian.
Tom Sawyer stepped forward with conceited con- fidence and soared into the unquenchable and inde- structible "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, with fine fury and frantic gesticulation, and broke down in the middle of it.
Cavalletto dropped on one knee, and implored him, with a redundancy of gesticulation, to hear what had brought himself into such foul company.
Unembellished by any violence of gesticulation, this might have seemed no very high compliment to the lady's charms; but, as Mr.