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English noun: brandish

1. brandish (communication) the act of waving


Synonymsflourish


Broader (hypernym)wafture, wave, waving


English verb: brandish

1. brandish (contact) move or swing back and forth


SamplesShe waved her gun.


Synonymsflourish, wave


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)wigwag


Entailhold, take hold

2. brandish (perception) exhibit aggressively


SamplesBrandish a sword.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)display, exhibit, expose









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