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brandish

noun

1 brandish

The act of waving.

synonym: flourish.



verb

1 brandish

Move or swing back and forth.

synonyms: flourish, wave.

Roget 882: be ostentatious etc. adj.; come forward, put oneself forward; attract attention, star it.    cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, make a splurge, cut a dash, cut a splash, cut a splurge; ... show more

Roget 314: oscillate; vibrate, librate; alternate, undulate, wave; rock, swing; pulsate, beat; wag, waggle; nod, bob, ... show more

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Dutch: wapperen, zwenken, zwaaien

2 brandish

Exhibit aggressively.


Moby thesaurus: advertise, affect, air, betoken, blazon forth, breathe, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out, bring to notice, dangle, demonstrate, develop, disclose, display, disport, divulge, dramatize, emblazon ... show more.

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