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beckon to (one)

To wave or signal to one with a gesture that indicates they should come closer. I think it's safe to go over there now—the guard just beckoned to us.
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beckon to someone

to signal someone to come. Wally beckoned to Sally, and she came over to him. Lily beckoned to Max and he turned his back on her.
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Yesterday Cyan described how the man watched her coming out of a post office and twice drove the van alongside her and smiled while beckoning her towards the vehicle.
I heard him out there howling from his lungs a most beckoning cry, calling out in tongues under the night light.
Beckoning a more spirited and style-savvy shopper, today London Fog announces its bold new advertising campaign, marking a major departure for the traditionally conservative brand.
This hitchhiking ghost is one of a trio of spirited specters beckoning to visitors at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion.
Ajmer Singh Sohal, 61, formerly of Beanfield Avenue, Green Lane, Coventry, twice stalked girls, following them and beckoning them to get in to his van.
This work thumbs its nose at the protocol of formal progression articulated in Modernist rhetoric while simultaneously beckoning the viewer to perform a thorough "formal" analysis.
When one thinks of marsupials today, images of perky kangaroos and slow-moving koalas beckoning tourists to Australia come most readily to mind.
Africa Quest," is a family action adventure series that entwines the uncivilized bush and its dangers, the beckoning of undiscovered diamond mines and gold fields, man opposing beast.
Summer blockbusters have come and gone, the fall television season is under way, and the new release shelf at the video store is beckoning.
The main installation opened with a reproduction of Charles Wilson Peale's The Artist in His Museum, 1822, beckoning the viewer into the fictive realm of his collection, and by extension, into the exhibition itself.
Beckoning from the right are the Augusta stalwarts and their old-school defenders who want the three-time Masters champion to defend the image of the home of American golf tradition as a staunchly male bastion.
5, 1998--Another winter season, paced by expected above-average rain and snow inspired by the La Nina weather pattern, is beckoning Pacific Gas and Electric Company to meet seasonal demands with the blueprint that was so successful with El Nino last winter -- proven service, swift response, and solid and timely information for its 13 million customers.
Clockwise from top left, a Mojave mound cactus bursts forth with spring color; the aptly named Jumbo Rocks Campground is a favorite sport with campers and hikers; late-winter rains are expected to produce a generous wildflower bloom, peaking in April and May; the region's namesake Joshua trees extend their oddly angled limbs upward, as if beckoning its amber glow over a Mars-like landscape in the Jumbo Rocks area; a brazen coyote forages for food in the park.
The magazine suggests beckoning a waiter this way: ``Stretch out your arm, palm down, and flutter your fingers.
With the fall campaign beckoning, Congress approved legislation Friday to raise the minimum wage, broaden access to health insurance and safeguard the nation's drinking water.