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

Synonyms for flourish in the sense of this definition

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

Definition 2: a display of ornamental speech or language - [noun denoting communication]

(flourish is a kind of ...) high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation

"the grandiosity of his prose" "an excessive ornateness of language"

Definition 3: a showy gesture - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • she entered with a great flourish

(flourish is a kind of ...) the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

Definition 4: (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • he entered to a flourish of trumpets
  • her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare

Synonyms for flourish in the sense of this definition

(flourish is a kind of ...) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

"she was humming an air from Beethoven"

(flourish belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 5: an ornamental embellishment in writing - [noun denoting communication]

(flourish is a kind of ...) a superfluous ornament

(... is a kind of flourish ) a flourish added after or under your signature (originally to protect against forgery)

Definition 6: grow vigorously - [verb of change]

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

  • The deer population in this town is thriving
  • business is booming

Synonyms for flourish in the sense of this definition

(flourish is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

(... is a kind of flourish ) be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength

"Interest in ESP revived"

(... is a kind of flourish ) thrive profusely or flourish extensively

Definition 7: move or swing back and forth - [verb of contact]

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

  • She waved her gun

Synonyms for flourish in the sense of this definition

(flourish 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 flourish ) send a signal by waving a flag or a light according to a certain code

(flourish 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 8: make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance - [verb of possession]

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

  • The new student is thriving

Synonyms for flourish in the sense of this definition

(flourish is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

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