Synonyms of wave in English:

wave

verb

  • 1 he waved his flag in triumph
    brandish, shake, swish, move to and fro, move up and down, wag, sweep, swing, flourish, wield; flick, flutter
  • 2 the grass waved in the breeze
    ripple, flutter, undulate, stir, flap, sway, billow, shake, quiver, move
  • 3 the waiter waved them closer
  • noun

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  • 1 she gave him a friendly wave
    gesture, gesticulation; signal, sign, motion; salute
  • 2 he surfs the Malibu waves
    breaker, roller, comber, boomer, ripple, white horse, bore, big kahuna; (waves)swell, surf, froth; backwash
  • 3 a wave of emigration
    flow, rush, surge, flood, stream, tide, deluge, spate
  • 4 a wave of self-pity
    surge, rush, stab, dart, upsurge, groundswell; thrill, frisson; feeling
  • 5 his hair grew in thick waves
    curl, kink, corkscrew, twist, ringlet, coil
  • 6 electromagnetic waves
    ripple, vibration, oscillation
  • Phrases

    make waves

    informal just be quiet and don't make wavescause troublebe disruptivebe troublesomemake an impressionget noticed

    wave aside

    he waved aside her protestdismissrejectbrush asideshrug offdisregardignorediscountplay down informalpooh-pooh

    wave down

    she had no luck waving down a cabflag downhailstopsummoncallaccost

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