motion - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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present tense
present participlemotioning
past tensemotioned
past participlemotioned
  1. to move your hand or head in a particular direction, for example to point somewhere or to get someone’s attention

    Sam motioned them away.

    motion (for) someone to do something:

    He motioned for the waiter to bring the bill.