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gesticulate

Definition:

to show, express or direct through movement

Class:

communication verb (telling, asking, ordering, singing, etc.)

Related to:

gesticulation | gesture

Past tense:

gesticulated

Present participle:

gesticulating

3rd-person singular present:

gesticulates

Follows:

salute

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

gesture | motion

Etymology:

Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari, to make mimic gestures from...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Gesture

a form of non-verbal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of speech or together and in parallel with words. Gestures include movement of the hands, face, or other parts of the body. Gestures... (39 of 1385 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Gesture

Collins Dictionary:

gesticulate | gesticulative [adjective, derived]

to express by or make gestures (6 of 385 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gesticulate

Oxford Dictionary:

gesticulate | gesticulative [derived] | gesticulator [derived] | gesticulatory [derived]

use gestures, especially dramatic ones, instead of speaking or to emphasize one's words (13 of 80 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gesticulate

New World Dictionary:

gesticulate | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulative [adjective, related] | gesticulator [noun, related]

to make or use gestures, especially with the hands and arms, as in adding nuances or force to one's speech, or as a substitute for speech | to express ... (28 of 68 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gesticulate

Wiktionary:

gesticulate | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive] To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures. | [transitive] To say or express through gestures. (19 of 64 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gesticulate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gesticulate [intransitive] | gesticulation [singular] | gesticulations [plural] | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present]

to make movements with your hands and arms when you are talking, usually because you want to emphasize what you are saying or because you are excited (27 of 60 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gesticulate

Merriam-Webster:

gesticulate | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulative [adjective, related] | gesticulator [noun, related] | gesticulatory [adjective, related]

to make gestures especially when speaking (6 of 50 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gesticulate

American Heritage Dictionary:

gesticulate | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present] | gesticulative [adjective, related] | gesticulator [noun, related] | gesticulatory [adjective, related]

To make gestures especially while speaking, as for emphasis. | To say or express by gestures. (15 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gesticulate

Cambridge Dictionary:

gesticulate [formal] | gesticulation [noun, derived]

to make movements with your hands or arms, to express something or to emphasize what you are saying (18 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gesticulate

Random House Dictionary:

gesticulate | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle]

to make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech. | to express by gesturing. (21 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/gesticulate

Britannica Encyclopedia:

motion [mechanics]

in physics, change with time of the position or orientation of a body. Motion along a line or a curve is called translation. Motion that changes the ... (27 of 221 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/394061​/motion

motion [parliamentary procedure]

in parliamentary rules of order, a procedure by which proposals are submitted for the consideration of deliberative assemblies. If a motion is in ... (23 of 71 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/394058​/motion

Columbia Encyclopedia:

motion | Newton's laws of motion

the change of position of one body with respect to another. The rate of change is the speed of the body. If the direction of motion is also given, ... (29 of 58 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0834210​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

gesticulate | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present]

to move the arms or hands when speaking, or express something with movements of the arms or hands (18 of 80 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861695870​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

gesticulate | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle]

Origin: Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari, to make mimic gestures from gesticulus, diminutive of gestus, a ... (16 of 26 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gesticulate

Wiktionary:

gesticulate | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari (to gesticulate) from gesticulus (a mimic gesture), diminutive of gestus (gesture), from gerere, gestum (to bear, carry, perform).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gesticulate

Collins Dictionary:

gesticulate

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin gesticulārī, from Latin gesticulus (unattested except in Late Latin) gesture, diminutive of gestus gesture, from gerere to bear, conduct

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gesticulate

Online Etymology:

gesticulate

First use: about 1600

Origin: Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari "to gesture, mimic", from gesticulus "a mimicking gesture", diminutive of ... (18 of 22 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=gesticulate

Oxford Dictionary:

gesticulate

First use: early 17th century

Origin: Latin gesticulat- "gesticulated", from the verb gesticulari, from gesticulus, diminutive of gestus "action"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gesticulate

Merriam-Webster:

gesticulate | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle]

First use: about 1609

Origin: Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari, from *gesticulus, diminutive of gestus

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gesticulate

American Heritage Dictionary:

gesticulate | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin gesticulārī, gesticulāt-, from gesticulus, gesticulation, diminutive of gestus, gesture, bearing; see "gesture".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gesticulate

Encarta Dictionary:

gesticulate | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Latin gesticulat-, past participle of gesticulari from gestus "action, gesture" from gerere "carry, act"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861695870​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

gesticulate | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gesticulate"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gesticulate

Collins Dictionary:

gesticulate

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gesticulate"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gesticulate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gesticulate [intransitive] | gesticulation [singular] | gesticulations [plural] | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gesticulate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gesticulate

Macmillan American Dictionary:

gesticulate [intransitive] | gesticulation [singular] | gesticulations [plural] | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gesticulate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/gesticulate

Cambridge Dictionary:

gesticulate [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "gesticulate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "gesticulate"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gesticulate

the Free Dictionary:

gesticulate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "gesticulate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "gesticulate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "gesticulate" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/gesticulate

Google Dictionary:

gesticulate | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "gesticulate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

gesticulate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gesticulate"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=gestic​03 word=gesticulate

YourDictionary Audio:

gesticulate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gesticulate" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gesticulate

freedictionary.org:

gesticulate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gesticulate" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=gesticulate

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