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gesture

noun [C]  us   /ˈdʒes·tʃər/

gesture noun [C] (MOVEMENT)

a movement of the body, hands, arms, or head to express an idea or feeling: He made a rude gesture to the crowd after his tennis match.

gesture noun [C] (SYMBOLIC ACT)

an action that expresses your feelings or intentions, although it might have little practical effect: Her warm thank-you note was a nice gesture.
gesture
verb [I]  us   /ˈdʒes·tʃər/
When I asked where the children were, she gestured toward the beach.
Translations of “gesture”
in Arabic إيماء, إشارة…
in Korean 몸짓, 표현…
in Malaysian gerak isyarat…
in French geste…
in Turkish el, kol ve baş hareketi, jestler…
in Italian gesto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動作, 手勢, 姿勢…
in Russian жест, поступок…
in Polish gest…
in Vietnamese cử chỉ…
in Spanish gesto…
in Portuguese gesto…
in Thai การแสดงท่าทาง…
in German die Gebärde…
in Catalan gest…
in Japanese 身ぶり手ぶり, ジェスチャー, 意思表示…
in Indonesian bahasa tubuh, gerak-gerik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动作, 手势, 姿势…
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