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beckon

beck·on

beckon

 
 
pronunciation:
be kn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: beckoned, beckoning, beckons
definition 1: to signal to come, esp. with a gesture.
The nurse beckoned him to come into the examining room.
synonyms:
gesture, motion, signal, wave
similar words:
bid, call, gesticulate, nod, summon
definition 2: to attract or draw toward; invite.
The beautiful sea beckoned us.
synonyms:
allure, attract, call, draw, entice, invite, lure, pull, tempt
similar words:
decoy, interest, seduce, tantalize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to call one toward.
From the car window, the child's mother beckoned.He was tired, and his comfortable armchair beckoned.
synonyms:
call
similar words:
wave
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