"gesture" in the noun sense
motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
2. gesture, motion
the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
something done as an indication of intention
"a political gesture"
"a gesture of defiance"
"gesture" in the verb sense
1. gesticulate, gesture, motion
show, express or direct through movement
"He gestured his desire to leave"
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