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beckon (v.)

Old English gebecnian (West Saxon beacnian) "to make a mute sign, signal by a nod or gesture," from Proto-Germanic *bauknjan (source also of Old Saxon boknian, Old High German bouhnen), from PIE root *bha- (1) "to shine" (compare beacon). Related: Beckoned; beckoning. The noun is attested from 1718, from the verb.

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Definitions of beckon

beckon (v.)
signal with the hands or nod;
Synonyms: wave
beckon (v.)
appear inviting;
The shop window decorations beckoned
beckon (v.)
summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture;
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