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synonyms for beckon

  • attract
  • entice
  • invite
  • tempt
  • allure
  • ask
  • bid
  • coax
  • command
  • demand
  • draw
  • gesticulate
  • gesture
  • motion
  • nod
  • pull
  • sign
  • summon
  • wave
See also synonyms for: beckoned / beckoning
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antonyms for beckon

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  • repel
  • repulse
  • turn off
  • deter
  • push
  • reply
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How to use beckon in a sentence

But the longest red-letter day has its ending, and time and tide beckon one with the brutality of an impatient jailer.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
You have only to mount your horse, beckon to your negro, and follow the path you will find at the back of the house.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
Like a football player picking a hole in the line, I had seen the bedroom door open and a friendly hand beckon.
MY WONDERFUL VISITCHARLIE CHAPLIN
They saw the professor dance wildly around and beckon to them.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S BRAVERYBURT L. STANDISH
He parted the hanging blankets and went in, emerging after a little while to beckon me.
THE RECKONINGROBERT W. CHAMBERS
Have I the power to beckon to those hills yonder, and bid them bow their everlasting heads?
THE NEW TENANTE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
They seem to think that a woman tied down to a newspaper desk, has only to beckon and the universe hastens to do her bidding.
THE WHITE SHIELDMYRTLE REED
Euphrosyne wished that he would come out, within sight of the beckon of her hand.
THE HOUR AND THE MANHARRIET MARTINEAU
I could observe his glistening orbs, and his attitude of pride, as he turned at intervals to beckon his followers on.
THE HUNTERS' FEASTMAYNE REID
Two faces appear—are at the door—sweet female faces, and behold they beckon him.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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