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Synonyms for caresskəˈrɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caress(verb)

    a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)

  2. caress, fondle(verb)

    touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

    Synonyms:
    fondle, caress

Wiktionary

  1. caress(noun)

    Synonyms:
    soothe, hold, stroke, kiss

    Antonyms:
    strike, poke, hit, stab

  2. caress(noun)

    To touch or kiss lovingly; to fondle.

    Synonyms:
    stroke, soothe, hold, kiss

    Antonyms:
    strike, stab, poke, hit

  3. caress(verb)

    To show and act on deep closeness shared with another person.

    Synonyms:
    stroke, kiss, hold, soothe

    Antonyms:
    strike, stab, poke, hit

  4. caress(verb)

    To affect as if with a caress.

    Synonyms:
    soothe, hold, stroke, kiss

    Antonyms:
    poke, hit, strike, stab

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. caress

    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.

    Synonyms:
    coddle, court, embrace, flatter, fondle, kiss, pamper, pet

    Preposition:
    Caressed by or with the hand; caressed by admirers, at court.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. caress(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    fondle, embrace, hug, pet, kiss, coddle, cosset, treat with fondness

  2. caress(n.)

    Synonyms:
    embrace, kiss, expression of affection

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List of paraphrases:

fondle, pet


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