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English definition of “gesture”

gesture

noun [C] (SYMBOLIC ACT)    /ˈdʒes.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
C1 an action that expresses your feelings or intentions, although it might have little practical effect: The government donated £500,000 as a gesture of goodwill. Not having butter on his potatoes was his only gesture towards healthy eating.Gestures and gesturing in general
(Definition of gesture noun (SYMBOLIC ACT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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