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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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Jamie Murray has been left out of Great Britain's Davis Cup team for next month's tie against Ukraine, with fellow doubles specialist Ross Hutchins getting the nod instead.
But Harinordoquy is back proving his fitness and is named in a trimmed-down party, getting the nod over back-row rivals Julien Bonnaire and Damien Chouly.
Rocky Elsom, Lote Tuqiri and Peter Hynes were star performers for the Wallabies iwith Elsom getting the nod for man of the match.
Also getting the nod from the board was Lonnie Woodley, who will head Agua Dulce Elementary.
WARWICKSHIRE spinner Ashley Giles was left out of the second Test against Australia at Lord's - as expected, England opted for an all-seam attack, Dominic Cork getting the nod ahead of Chris Silverwood .
The Dallas Morning News scores a coup of sorts by getting the nod as one of four U.
The world governing body have added another two to their international list for next year - with Bobby Madden and Steven McLean getting the nod.
Yet for all that it's hard to confidently pick a winner in today's clash between Fernando Gonzalez and Nikolay Davydenko, with Gonzalez just getting the nod from the spread firms.