beckon-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Signal, summon, or gesture at.

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] BECKON NP2[patient] NP1[agent] BECKON PP{to NP[patient]}
NOTE: This sense must feature an AGENT doing the signaling.

She beckoned to her friends.
When you reach the site, beckon so that we might follow.
My friend beckoned me to continue on into the forest.

VerbNet: wink-40.3.1-1
FrameNet: Gesture
PropBank: beckon.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: Appear inviting.

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[theme] BECKON (NP2[patient]) NP1[theme] BECKON PP{ to NP[patient]}

Her eyes beckoned to me.
Wind and spray beckon sailors.
The shop window decorations beckoned.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: beckon.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2