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English noun: brandish

1. brandish (communication) the act of waving


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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