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Synonyms for nod





give someone the nod


  • give the go-ahead
  • give the green light
  • give the okay
  • greenlight

Synonyms for nod

to respond affirmatively; receive with agreement or compliance

to sleep for a brief period

an inclination of the head or body, as in greeting, consent, courtesy, submission, or worship

the act or process of accepting

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a sign of assent or salutation or command

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the act of nodding the head

express or signify by nodding

lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation

sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion

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be almost asleep

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The trial landing and ferrying of machines will soon follow after it gets the nod," NIM principal Colonel Ajay Kothiyal said.
But if she gets the nod from the selectors when the squad is revealed on Tuesday, Wootton vowed to learn from her mistakes.
I've been studying the players since the last tie in September and feel that Ross has been playing the better tennis over the last four or five months, so he gets the nod this time.
Kerr gets the nod for the first time since early February and Team GBR principal Katie Clements believes a solid result in China could power her outfit into the top three.
Kerr gets the nod for the first time since early February and will be hoping to continue the form that saw Britain claim a double podium at the last round in Mexico, when Oliver Jarvis was behind the wheel.
If he gets the nod, Steele will approach the Mayor's Office and Councilman Dennis Zine to find 5 acres of land for the building.
Andrew Bishop (Bridgend) and Pontypridd's Lee Thomas form a new centre partnership, Swansea's Alun Wyn-Jones replaces Mills in the second-row, while Hartbury College student Tom Brown gets the nod at blindside ahead of Newport's Richard Dale.
I guess in this case the eye of the beholder gets the nod.
Attention, harried parents: Supportive control gets the nod over permissiveness if you want to nurture a psychologically healthy teenager, according to an ongoing study directed by psychologist Diana Baumrind of the University of California, Berkeley.
As Carmelo Anthony finally gets the nod for the All-Star Game in Las Vegas, so does his new energy drink which will become available there for the first time this week.
NEWSBOY'S 1-2-3: 1 BABY SHINE, 2 TANTE SISSI, 3 GLORIOUS FEELING BABY SHINE ran a rock-solid third in a good mares' bumper won by Swincombe Flame at Sandown last time and gets the nod.
In an ideal world, she would be in the stands if Bent gets the nod to face Montenegro in the Euro 2012 qualifier.
Sutton would take former Rovers team-mate Ian Pearce with him as number two if he gets the nod from the Lincoln board - with highly-rated coach John Pemberton one of his main rivals for the post.
Baby, a centre by trade, gets the nod over Francois Trinh-Duc, who was only called up on Monday as a replacement for the injured Lionel Beauxis and will start on the bench against the Welsh.
It promises to be a thriller, but Rising Smoke gets the nod.