Synonyms of nod in English:

nod


See definition of nod

verb

1‘all she could do was nod her head’

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incline, bob, bow, dip, wag, duck

2‘he nodded to me to start’

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signal, gesture, gesticulate, motion, sign, indicate

3‘even Homer nods’

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make a mistake, be mistaken, be in error, be wrong, be incorrect, get something wrong, make an error, make a slip, err, trip up, stumble
be careless, be inattentive, be negligent
informal slip up

noun

1‘at a nod from the manager, she dimmed the lights’

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signal, indication, sign, cue
gesture

2‘he greeted Ivan with a quick nod of his head’

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inclination, bob, bow, dip, duck
greeting, acknowledgement

Phrases

    give someone/something the nod

    1‘Ronny Johnsen was given the nod in preference to David May’


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    select, choose, pick, go for

    British

    cap

    2‘the chances are that the Lords will give the treaty the nod’


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    approve, agree to, sanction, ratify, endorse, say yes to, give one's approval to, rubber-stamp

    informal

    give something the go-ahead, give something the green light, OK, give something the OK, give something the thumbs up

    ANTONYMS

    reject

    get the nod

    ‘Clarke got the nod, and really proved himself during the series’


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    be selected, be chosen, be picked, make the grade

    British

    be capped

    Australian informal

    get a guernsey

    nod off

    ‘the audience began to nod off’


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    fall asleep, go to sleep, get to sleep, doze off, drop off

    informal

    go off, drift off, crash out, flake out, go out like a light, conk out

    North American informal

    sack out, zone out

    ANTONYMS

    stay awake