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dʒɛˈstɪk yəˌleɪtges·tic·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gesticulate, gesture, motionverb

    show, express or direct through movement

    "He gestured his desire to leave"

Wiktionary

  1. gesticulateverb

    To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures.

    Etymology: From Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari (to gesticulate)

  2. gesticulateverb

    To say or express through gestures.

    Etymology: From Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari (to gesticulate)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gesticulateverb

    to make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures

    Etymology: [L. gesticulatus, p. p. of gesticulari to gesticulate, fr. gesticulus a mimic gesture, gesticulation, dim. of gestus gesture, fr. gerere, gestum, to bear, carry, peform. See Gestic.]

  2. Gesticulateverb

    to represent by gesture; to act

    Etymology: [L. gesticulatus, p. p. of gesticulari to gesticulate, fr. gesticulus a mimic gesture, gesticulation, dim. of gestus gesture, fr. gerere, gestum, to bear, carry, peform. See Gestic.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gesticulate

    jes-tik′ū-lāt, v.i. to make gestures when speaking: to play antic tricks.—adj. Ges′tic, pertaining to motion, esp. dancing.—ns. Gesticulā′tion, act of making gestures in speaking: a gesture; Gestic′ulātor, one who makes gestures.—adj. Gestic′ulātory, representing or abounding in gesticulations. [L. gesticulāri, -ātusgesticulus, dim. of gestus, gesture—gerĕre, to carry.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gesticulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gesticulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of gesticulate in a Sentence

  1. Yang Yujun:

    On this, there is no need for other countries to gesticulate, whether or not to or when to set up an air defense identification zone depends on whether there is an aerial threat or the level of aerial threat. It needs many considerations.

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