Synonyms of nod in English:

nod


See definition of nod

verb

1‘all she could do was nod her head’

SYNONYMS

incline, bob, bow, dip, wag, duck

2‘he nodded to me to start’

SYNONYMS

signal, gesture, gesticulate, motion, sign, indicate

3‘even Homer nods’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

signal, indication, sign, cue

gesture

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

SYNONYMS

inclination, bob, bow, dip, duck

greeting, acknowledgement


Phrases

    nod off

      ‘the audience began to nod off’

      SYNONYMS

      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

    get the nod

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

      SYNONYMS

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

      British

      be capped

      Australian informal

      get a guernsey

    give someone/something the nod

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

      SYNONYMS

      select, choose, pick, go for

      British

      cap

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

      SYNONYMS

      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