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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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gesticulate

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

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

gesticulate

[dʒesˈtɪkjʊleɪt] VIgesticular
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gesticulate

[dʒɛˈstɪkjʊleɪt] vigesticuler
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gesticulate

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

[dʒɛsˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt] vigesticolare
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gesticulate

(dʒeˈstikjuleit) verb
to wave one's hands and arms about when speaking. He gesticulates wildly when he is angry.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

gesticulate

v. gesticular, expresar por medio de gestos o señas.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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He gesticulated in the most majestic manner, and appeared, for D'Artagnan only saw his back, to be scolding the workmen for their idleness and want of strength.
The thing, which more nearly resembled our earthly men than it did the Martians I had seen, held me pinioned to the ground with one huge foot, while it jabbered and gesticulated at some answering creature behind me.
Whether he shouted or gesticulated, ate or drank most, would be a difficult matter to determine.
As they narrated to each other their unholy adventures, their tales of terror told in words of mirth; as their uncivilized laughter forked upwards out of them, like the flames from the furnace; as to and fro, in their front, the harpooneers wildly gesticulated with their huge pronged forks and dippers; as the wind howled on, and the sea leaped, and the ship groaned and dived, and yet steadfastly shot her red hell further and further into the blackness of the sea and the night, and scornfully champed the white bone in her mouth, and viciously spat round her on all sides; then the rushing Pequod, freighted with savages, and laden with fire, and burning a corpse, and plunging into that blackness of darkness, seemed the material counterpart of her monomaniac commander's soul.
She leaped up from her chair, and flinging her clasp on the ground, she gesticulated rapidly with her hands and said:
As Vunipola began a lap of honour with team-mates in front of the 16,235 crowd the fan, wearing a Munster shirt, invaded the pitch unopposed and gesticulated angrily at the No.8.
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He gesticulated at Hibs fans after their 3-2 win in May and tried to start a fight with one of them before he was punched to the ground and knocked unconscious.
Instead of an informed debate, they gesticulated, shouted abuse and had a water fight.
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The Briton was furious as they crossed the finish line and gesticulated at the Italian who he felt had not held his line in the final 200 metres, although the race jury upheld the finishing order.