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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)

    "he showered her with caresses"; "soft music was a fond caress"; "the caresses of the breeze played over his face"

  2. caress, fondle(verb)

    touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

    "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"

    fondle, caress


  1. caress(noun)

    soothe, hold, stroke, kiss

    strike, poke, hit, stab

  2. caress(noun)

    To touch or kiss lovingly; to fondle.

    stroke, soothe, hold, kiss

    strike, stab, poke, hit

  3. caress(verb)

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

    stroke, kiss, hold, soothe

    strike, stab, poke, hit

  4. caress(verb)

    To affect as if with a caress.

    soothe, hold, stroke, kiss

    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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. caress(v. a.)

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

  2. caress(n.)

    embrace, kiss, expression of affection

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fondle, pet

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