beckon /ˈbɛk(ə)n/


I. verb [no obj.]

1. make a gesture with the hand, arm, or head to encourage or instruct someone to approach or follow

Miranda beckoned to Adam.
2. [with obj. and adverbial of direction] summon (someone) by beckoning to them

he beckoned Cameron over
[with obj. and infinitive]
he beckoned Duncan to follow.
3. appear attractive or inviting

the going is tough and soft options beckon.
– origin Old English bīecnan, bēcnan, of West Germanic origin; related to beacon.

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