English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'beckon'

(verb) 
Definition
to summon with a gesture
He beckoned to the waiter.
Synonyms
gesture
I gestured towards the boathouse and he looked inside.
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sign
She signed to me to go out.
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wave
The police officer waved to us to go on.
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indicate
The survey indicated that most old people are independent.
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signal
She signalled a passing taxi.
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nod
He lifted his end of the canoe, nodding to me to take up mine.
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motion
She motioned for the doors to be opened.
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gesticulate
The man was gesticulating wildly.
(verb) 
Definition
to lure
All the attractions of the peninsula beckon.
Synonyms
lure
They did not realise that they were being lured into a trap.
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draw
The game is currently drawing huge crowds
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pull (informal)
The organizers have to employ performers to pull a crowd.
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attract
Summer attracts visitors to the countryside.
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invite
Their refusal to compromise will invite more criticism from the UN.
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tempt
Don't let credit tempt you to buy something you can't afford.
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entice
Retailers will try almost anything to entice shoppers through their doors.
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coax
After lunch she coaxed him into talking about himself.
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allure
The dog was allured by the smell of roasting meat.
(verb) 
Old age beckons.
Synonyms
draw near
, ,
move towards someone
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come close
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gain on someone
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come near

Additional synonyms

in the sense of allure
The dog was allured by the smell of roasting meat.
in the sense of attract
Definition
to arouse the interest or admiration of
Summer attracts visitors to the countryside.
Synonyms
appeal to,
win over,
lure (informal),
lead on,
catch (someone's) eye
in the sense of coax
Definition
to persuade (someone) gently
After lunch she coaxed him into talking about himself.
Synonyms
talk into,
sweet-talk (informal),
prevail upon,
soft-soap (informal),
twist (someone's) arm,

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