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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

Words related to nod

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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But many people worry that giving the nod to one drug may lead to other, more dangerous, narcotics also becoming acceptable in the eyes of the young and impressionable.
He gave an example of Mahony giving the nod, despite the wishes of the pope, for girls to be allowed to be altar servers - a role traditionally reserved for boys.
CAN YOU IMAGINE JESUS AT THE LAST SUPPER, Before he began praying over the bread and the wine, giving the nod to one of his apostles (James the Less, perhaps), who then proceeds to read from a printed scroll: "For Caesar and Pilate and all imperial officials, that they may rule with justice and truth, let us pray to the Lord.