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bran·dish

 (brăn′dĭsh)
tr.v. bran·dished, bran·dish·ing, bran·dish·es
To wave or flourish (something, often a weapon) in a menacing, defiant, or excited way. See Synonyms at flourish.
n.
A menacing, defiant, or excited wave or flourish of something.

[Middle English brandissen, from Old French brandir, brandiss-, from brand, sword, of Germanic origin; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.]

bran′dish·er n.

brandish

(ˈbrændɪʃ)
vb (tr)
to wave or flourish (a weapon) in a triumphant, threatening, or ostentatious way
n
a threatening or defiant flourish
[C14: from Old French brandir, from brand sword, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German brant weapon]
ˈbrandisher n

bran•dish

(ˈbræn dɪʃ)
v.t.
1. to shake, wave, or display, esp. threateningly or ostentatiously, as a weapon; flourish.
n.
2. a flourish or waving, as of a weapon.
[1275–1325; Middle English bra(u)ndisshen < Anglo-French, Middle French brandiss-. See brand, -ish2]
bran′dish•er, n.

brandish


Past participle: brandished
Gerund: brandishing

Imperative
brandish
brandish
Present
I brandish
you brandish
he/she/it brandishes
we brandish
you brandish
they brandish
Preterite
I brandished
you brandished
he/she/it brandished
we brandished
you brandished
they brandished
Present Continuous
I am brandishing
you are brandishing
he/she/it is brandishing
we are brandishing
you are brandishing
they are brandishing
Present Perfect
I have brandished
you have brandished
he/she/it has brandished
we have brandished
you have brandished
they have brandished
Past Continuous
I was brandishing
you were brandishing
he/she/it was brandishing
we were brandishing
you were brandishing
they were brandishing
Past Perfect
I had brandished
you had brandished
he/she/it had brandished
we had brandished
you had brandished
they had brandished
Future
I will brandish
you will brandish
he/she/it will brandish
we will brandish
you will brandish
they will brandish
Future Perfect
I will have brandished
you will have brandished
he/she/it will have brandished
we will have brandished
you will have brandished
they will have brandished
Future Continuous
I will be brandishing
you will be brandishing
he/she/it will be brandishing
we will be brandishing
you will be brandishing
they will be brandishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been brandishing
you have been brandishing
he/she/it has been brandishing
we have been brandishing
you have been brandishing
they have been brandishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been brandishing
you will have been brandishing
he/she/it will have been brandishing
we will have been brandishing
you will have been brandishing
they will have been brandishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been brandishing
you had been brandishing
he/she/it had been brandishing
we had been brandishing
you had been brandishing
they had been brandishing
Conditional
I would brandish
you would brandish
he/she/it would brandish
we would brandish
you would brandish
they would brandish
Past Conditional
I would have brandished
you would have brandished
he/she/it would have brandished
we would have brandished
you would have brandished
they would have brandished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brandish - the act of waving
wafture, waving, wave - the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
Verb1.brandish - move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"
wigwag - send a signal by waving a flag or a light according to a certain code
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
2.brandish - exhibit aggressively; "brandish a sword"
display, exhibit, expose - to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"

brandish

verb wave, raise, display, shake, swing, exhibit, flourish, wield, flaunt He appeared in the lounge brandishing a knife.

brandish

verb
1. To wield boldly and dramatically:
2. To make a public and usually ostentatious show of:
Translations
يلوّح مهددا
mávat
svinge
forgat
bregîa, sveifla
mojuotišvytuoti
draudīgi vicināt
oháňať sa

brandish

[ˈbrændɪʃ] VT [+ weapon] → blandir

brandish

[ˈbrændɪʃ] vtbrandirbrand leader nleader m du marchébrand loyalty n (MARKETING)loyauté f à la marquebrand name nmarque f (de fabrique)brand-new [ˌbrændˈnjuː] adjtout(e) neuf(neuve)fflambant neuf(neuve)

brandish

vtschwingen, fuchteln mit (inf)

brandish

[ˈbrændɪʃ] vtbrandire

brandish

(ˈbrӕndiʃ) verb
to wave (especially a weapon) about. He brandished the stick above his head.
References in classic literature ?
For a long time the Farmer, brandishing an empty sling, chased them away by the terror he inspired; but when the birds found that the sling was only swung in the air, they ceased to take any notice of it and would not move.
Peter put the melons in a row on the oilcloth-covered table and stood over them, brandishing a butcher knife.
Why did that stupid executioner thus lose time in brandishing his sword over the head of Cornelius, instead of cutting that head off?
And hearing that voice, he went into the corner where stood his two heavy dumbbells, and began brandishing them like a gymnast, trying to restore his confident temper.
They stood near one another on the measured ground, brandishing their spears, and each furious against the other.
Our retreat inspired them with courage; they redoubled their cries, and posted themselves on an eminence near at hand that overlooked us; there they insulted us by brandishing their lances and daggers.
And then all of a sudden he broke out in a great flame of anger, stamping with his foot, brandishing the cane, and carrying on (as the maid described it) like a madman.
"I'll kill you!" he shouted, and seizing the marble top of a table with a strength he had never before felt, he made a step toward her brandishing the slab.
There was that in the haste with which he came which seemed quite sufficiently menacing, so that I did not need the added evidence of brandishing spear and scowling face to warn me that I was in no safe position, but whither to flee was indeed a momentous question.
In fact, some Seminoles had just came in sight upon the horizon; they rode violently backward and forward on their fleet horses, brandishing their spears or discharging their guns with a dull report.
Almost immediately the door opened and Frederic Larsan made his appearance, brandishing his famous cane.
"There goes my chance of promotion," Garthwaite laughed, as a woman bore down on the wounded man, brandishing a butcher's cleaver.