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Word of the Day 3/24/14 Gesticulate

Gesticulate (verb)
ges·tic·u·late [je-stik-yuh-leyt]


verb (used without object), ges·tic·u·lat·ed, ges·tic·u·lat·ing.
1. to make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech.

verb (used with object), ges·tic·u·lat·ed, ges·tic·u·lat·ing.
2. to express by gesturing.

Synonyms
1. gesture, motion, wave, signal.

Origin: 1595–1605; < Latin gesticulātus (past participle of gesticulārī ), equivalent to Late Latin (assumed in Latin ) gesticul ( us ) gesture (diminutive of gestus; see gestic, -cule ) + -ātus -ate

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