a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)
"he showered her with caresses"; "soft music was a fond caress"; "the caresses of the breeze played over his face"
touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
"He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"
caress(noun)To touch or kiss lovingly; to fondle.
caress(verb)To show and act on deep closeness shared with another person.
caress(verb)To affect as if with a caress.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To caress is less than to embrace; more dignified and less familiar than to fondle. A visitor caresses a friend's child; a mother fondles her babe. Fondling is always by touch; caressing may be also by words, or other tender and pleasing attentions.
See synonyms for AFFRONT.
Caressed by or with the hand; caressed by admirers, at court.
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Translations for caress
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- лаская, милвамBulgarian
- caríciaCatalan, Valencian
- liebkosen, kosenGerman
- χαϊδεύω, θωπεύωGreek
- karesi, intimumiEsperanto
- heemelenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- morimori, moriMāori
- dezmierda, alinta, mângâiaRomanian
- përkëdhel, ledhatojAlbanian
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