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 or 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