To Nod One`s Agreement

Apr 132021

A nod is a gesture by which the head is tilted in arcs of high and alternating descent along the sagittal plane. In many cultures, it is used most often, but not in general, to indicate conformity, acceptance or recognition. Different cultures attribute different meanings to the gesture. Acquiescence to display the “yes” vote is widespread and appears in many different cultural and linguistic groups. Areas where the acquiescence head is generally of this importance are the Indian subcontinent (note that the head bubble is also consistent), the Middle East, Southeast Asia, most of Europe (see below), South America and North America. The nod can also be used as a sign of recognition in some areas, or to show respect. An insult can be inferred if it is not returned in kind. An early glimpse of nods and other gestures was the expression of emotions in Man and Animals, written by Charles Darwin in 1872. Darwin wrote to missionaries in many parts of the world asking for information about local gestures and concluded that the “yes” was common to many different groups. acquiesce to average English; Perhaps similar to the old German hnot`n These sets of examples are automatically selected from different online sources of information to reflect the current use of the word “nod.” The opinions expressed in the examples do not reflect the views of Merriam-Webster or its publishers. Send us comments. The acquiescence head is also a symptom of nick disease, a disease still inexplicable.

It mainly concerns children under the age of 15 and was first documented in Tanzania in 1962. [3] In Greece, the only head sign down that indicates the “yes” is often combined with simultaneous eye closure. This nod often involves a very light, almost unnoticed, rotation from the head to the left (or to the right). 14th century, in the meaning defined in the intransitative sense 1 definition of English learning language (entry 2 of 2) There are different theories as to why the nod of the head is so often used to indicate acceptance. A simple theory is that it is a form of reverence, suggesting that you are willing to accept what another person says or asks for. [Citation required] It has also been said[1] that babies, when they are hungry, look for milk by moving their heads vertically, but refuse milk by turning their heads side by side.

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