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Beckon – English Flashcard for Beckon with Synonyms

Published on May 17th, 2019 | Last updated on February 7th, 2021 by | Category: 504 Absolutely Essential Words Flashcards, English Vocabulary in Context | No Comments on Beckon – English Flashcard for Beckon with Synonyms | 135 Views | Reading Time: 1 minute


Beckon: Verb /ˈbek.ən/ verb 1. [I or T]

to move your hand or head in a way that tells someone to come nearer, gesture to someone to come, summon, signal, indicate:

The customs official beckoned the woman to his counter.

“Hey you!”, she called, beckoning me over with her finger.

It was always a gentle nudge beckoning me to persist with difficult situations.

She nudged me to beckon the committee forward through the entrance gateway.

2. [I] If something beckons, it attracts people:

For many young people, the bright lights of London beckon, though a lot of them end up sleeping on the streets.

If you beckoned me, I would have stopped whispering.

3. [I] If an event or achievement beckons, it is likely to happen:

She’s an excellent student, for whom a wonderful future beckons.

Noun: beckoner

Adverb: beckoningly

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