What is another word for beckon?

1812 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ bˈɛkən], [ bˈɛkən], [ b_ˈɛ_k_ə_n]

Beckon is a verb which means to signal to somebody to come to you. Its synonyms include "signal", "gesture", "motion", "call", "summons", "invite", "summon", "wave" and "bid". However, some of these synonyms can have slightly different meanings. For example, "gesture" and "motion" can refer to a broader range of body language, while "summon" and "call" can imply a more urgent need for someone to come to you. Nonetheless, all of these options convey a sense of communication and a desire for someone to come closer or approach you. Choosing the right synonym will depend on the specific context and intended tone of your words.

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What are the hypernyms for Beckon?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Beckon?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for beckon?

The word "beckon" means to signal or call someone with a gesture, often a movement of the hand. Some antonyms for "beckon" include repel, dismiss, ignore, shun, and spurn. When you repel someone, you push them away or make them feel unwelcome. Dismissing someone means rejecting or disregarding their presence. Ignoring someone means not paying attention to them or refusing to acknowledge their existence. Shunning someone means avoiding or ostracizing them, while spurning someone means rejecting them with contempt. Each of these words suggests the opposite of beckoning, which is inviting or welcoming someone with a gesture.

What are the antonyms for Beckon?

Usage examples for Beckon

Gannett saw a sailor beckon to her; the bell rang again and she stepped upon the gang-plank.
"The Greater Inclination"
Edith Wharton
A horrible fascination, which was more than mere curiosity, seemed to beckon him on, and with it ran an instinctive feeling that the knowledge thus gained might possibly be of use to him.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley"
Bertram Mitford
They seemed to smile and beckon as she watched, and so she sang her sweetest songs to please them.
"The Green Forest Fairy Book"
Loretta Ellen Brady

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