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  • nounmovement, action
  • nounformal suggestion in a meeting
  • verbgesture, direct

synonyms for motion

  • act
  • gesture
  • passage
  • advance
  • agitation
  • ambulation
  • change
  • changing
  • direction
  • drift
  • dynamics
  • flow
  • fluctuation
  • flux
  • gesticulation
  • inclination
  • kinetics
  • locomotion
  • mobility
  • motility
  • move
  • oscillation
  • passing
  • progress
  • sign
  • signal
  • stir
  • stirring
  • stream
  • sway
  • sweep
  • swing
  • tendency
  • travel
  • wave
  • wavering
  • body English
  • full swing
  • high sign
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antonyms for motion

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  • idleness
  • stagnation
  • immobility
  • repose
  • rest
  • stiffness
  • stillness
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So if the dominant dog wants to leave, it takes fewer individuals to add support to the motion to leave.
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