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Definition 1: the act of waving - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for brandish in the sense of this definition

(brandish is a kind of ...) the act of signaling by a movement of the hand

Definition 2: move or swing back and forth - [verb of contact]

Samples where brandish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She waved her gun

Synonyms for brandish in the sense of this definition

(brandish is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of brandish ) send a signal by waving a flag or a light according to a certain code

(brandish implies ...) have or hold in one's hands or grip

"Hold this bowl for a moment, please" "A crazy idea took hold of him"

Definition 3: exhibit aggressively - [verb of perception]

Samples where brandish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • brandish a sword

(brandish is a kind of ...) to show, make visible or apparent

"The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month" "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?" "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"

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