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gesture

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈdʒestʃər/
MOVEMENT a movement you make with your hand, arm, or head to express what you are thinking or feeling: He made a rude gesture at the crowd.Gestures and gesturing in generalGestures with the head or shouldersGestures with the hands or arms
ACTION something you do to show people how you feel about a person or situation: It would be a nice gesture to invite her to dinner.Acting and actsDealing with things or people
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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