Beckon - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbekən|  American pronunciation of the word beckon
Brit.  |ˈbɛk(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word beckon

verb

- signal with the hands or nod (syn: wave)
- appear inviting

The shop window decorations beckoned

- summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture

Examples

She was beckoning them in to shore.

She beckoned the waiter to come over.

She beckoned to the waiter to come over.

From the time he was a child, the wilderness beckoned to him.

The nature preserve beckons bird-watchers, who visit from around the world.

She beckoned me to follow.

For walkers, the hills beckon.

I was a young woman with life at my beckon.

I could see my husband beckoning me.

She beckoned to the waitress to bring more wine.

He beckoned us over and introduced us to his wife.

A career in the film industry beckoned.

Early retirement beckoned for George.

The shop window decorations beckoned

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: beckon
he/she/it: beckons
present participle: beckoning
past tense: beckoned
past participle: beckoned
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