Synonyms of wave in English:



  • 2 the grass waved in the morning breeze
    ripple, flutter, undulate, stir, flap, sway, swing, waft, shake, quiver, oscillate, move; blow


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  • 6 electromagnetic waves light waves
    ripple, vibration, oscillation, undulation


wave something aside

he waved aside her protest dismissrejectset/put/brush asideshrug offdisregardignorespurnrebuffdiscountrepudiateput out of one's mindplay downtreat with contempt informalpooh-poohpour cold water on

wave something down

he waved down a taxi and drove off flag downhailsignal to stopstopsignalsummoncallshout toaccost


make waves

informal plenty of backbenchers continue to make waves cause troublebe disruptivebe troublesomecause a disturbancemake an impressionbe noticed

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