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(verb) 
Definition
to lower and raise (one's head) briefly, to express agreement or greeting
`Are you okay?' I asked. She nodded and smiled.
Synonyms
agree
I'm not sure I agree with you.
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concur
Four other judges concurred with his verdict.
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show agreement
(verb) 
Definition
to sway or bend forwards and back
She nodded her head in understanding.
Synonyms
incline
He inclined his head very slightly.
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bob
She bobbed her head at each passenger.
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bow
He bowed slightly before taking her bag.
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duck
He ducked in time to save his head from the blow.
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dip
a path which suddenly dips down into a tunnel
(verb) 
Definition
to express by nodding
He lifted his end of the canoe, nodding to me to take up mine.
Synonyms
signal
She signalled a passing taxi.
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indicate
The survey indicated that most old people are independent.
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motion
She motioned for the doors to be opened.
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gesture
I gestured towards the boathouse and he looked inside.
(verb) 
All the girls nodded and said `Hi'.
Synonyms
salute
The statement salutes the changes of the past year.
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acknowledge
He saw her but refused to even acknowledge her.
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nutate (rare)
(noun) 
Definition
a quick down-and-up movement of the head, in agreement
Then, at a nod from their leader, they all sat.
Synonyms
signal
The event was seen as a signal of support.
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sign
They gave him the thumbs-up sign.
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motion
He made a neat chopping motion with his hand.
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gesture
She made a menacing gesture with her fist.
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indication
He gave no indication that he was ready to compromise.
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beck
(noun) 
I gave him a quick nod of greeting and slipped into the nearest chair.
Synonyms
salute
a special salute to her for her protest
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greeting
His greeting was familiar and friendly.
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acknowledgment
He smiled in acknowledgement and gave her a bow.

phrasal verb

See nod off

Additional synonyms

in the sense of acknowledge
Definition
to show recognition of a person by a greeting or glance
He saw her but refused to even acknowledge her.
Synonyms
nod to,
tip your hat to
in the sense of acknowledgment
Definition
the act of acknowledging something or someone
He smiled in acknowledgement and gave her a bow.
Synonyms
addressing,
hailing,
salutation (formal)
in the sense of bob
Definition
to move or cause to move with a short abrupt movement, esp. of the head
She bobbed her head at each passenger.
Synonyms

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