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Synonyms for touchtʌtʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. touch, touching(noun)

    the event of something coming in contact with the body

    "he longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air"

    Synonyms:
    jot, cutaneous senses, touch sensation, tactual sensation, touch modality, touching, touch, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, soupcon, speck, hint, trace, feeling, pinch, mite, tinge, ghost, spot, tactile sensation, contact

  2. touch, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, cutaneous senses(noun)

    the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)

    "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"

    Synonyms:
    jot, cutaneous senses, touch sensation, tactual sensation, touch modality, touching, touch, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, soupcon, speck, hint, trace, feeling, pinch, mite, tinge, ghost, spot, tactile sensation, contact

  3. touch, trace, ghost(noun)

    a suggestion of some quality

    "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"

    Synonyms:
    ghostwriter, jot, wraith, cutaneous senses, shade, touch sensation, tactual sensation, touch modality, touching, specter, shadow, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, tincture, soupcon, touch, speck, hint, trace, feeling, pinch, vestige, spectre, spook, mite, tinge, ghost, tracing, spot, tactile sensation, contact, suggestion

  4. touch, signature(noun)

    a distinguishing style

    "this room needs a woman's touch"

    Synonyms:
    jot, theme song, cutaneous senses, touch sensation, tactual sensation, touch modality, touching, key signature, touch, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, soupcon, speck, hint, trace, feeling, pinch, mite, tinge, ghost, signature tune, spot, tactile sensation, contact

  5. touch, touching(noun)

    the act of putting two things together with no space between them

    "at his touch the room filled with lights"

    Synonyms:
    jot, cutaneous senses, touch sensation, tactual sensation, touch modality, touching, touch, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, soupcon, speck, hint, trace, feeling, pinch, mite, tinge, ghost, spot, tactile sensation, contact

  6. touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon(noun)

    a slight but appreciable amount

    "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

    Synonyms:
    hint, touch, touch sensation, signature, intimation, mite, jot, wind, spot, apprehension, corpuscle, sense of touch, exigency, cutaneous senses, suggestion, confidential information, lead, arrest, touch modality, tactile sensation, tinge, soupcon, ghost, pinch, speck, touching, particle, clue, taking into custody, steer, undertone, tactual sensation, skin senses, jotting, molecule, atom, pinpoint, collar, emergency, tweak, breath, feeling, contact, catch, trace, tip, mote

  7. contact, touch(noun)

    a communicative interaction

    "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"

    Synonyms:
    jot, soupcon, cutaneous senses, touch sensation, touch, touch modality, tangency, touching, hint, physical contact, ghost, sense of touch, skin senses, striking, inter-group communication, liaison, trace, feeling, pinch, contact lens, link, impinging, mite, middleman, tinge, tactual sensation, speck, spot, tactile sensation, contact, signature

  8. touch, spot(noun)

    a slight attack of illness

    "he has a touch of rheumatism"

    Synonyms:
    hint, touch, slur, signature, berth, mite, blot, ghost, place, spot, jot, sense of touch, billet, cutaneous senses, dapple, touch modality, post, tactile sensation, tinge, spotlight, soupcon, topographic point, point, speck, position, smear, bit, touching, fleck, tactual sensation, skin senses, speckle, maculation, daub, touch sensation, smudge, pinch, feeling, contact, smirch, situation, office, trace, stain, pip, patch

  9. touch(noun)

    the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)

    "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch"

    Synonyms:
    jot, cutaneous senses, touch sensation, tactual sensation, touch modality, touching, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, soupcon, speck, hint, trace, feeling, pinch, mite, tinge, ghost, spot, tactile sensation, contact

  10. touch, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feeling(noun)

    the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin

    "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"

    Synonyms:
    hint, touch, tactility, signature, mite, skin senses, ghost, flavour, spot, jot, sense of touch, cutaneous senses, touch modality, trace, tactile sensation, tinge, skin perceptiveness, soupcon, impression, touch sensation, speck, touching, opinion, belief, spirit, tactual sensation, tone, feel, smell, pinch, feeling, notion, contact, intuitive feeling, touch perception, flavor, look

  11. touch(noun)

    deftness in handling matters

    "he has a master's touch"

    Synonyms:
    jot, cutaneous senses, touch sensation, tactual sensation, touch modality, touching, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, soupcon, speck, hint, trace, feeling, pinch, mite, tinge, ghost, spot, tactile sensation, contact

  12. touch(verb)

    the feel of mechanical action

    "this piano has a wonderful touch"

    Synonyms:
    jot, cutaneous senses, touch sensation, tactual sensation, touch modality, touching, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, soupcon, speck, hint, trace, feeling, pinch, mite, tinge, ghost, spot, tactile sensation, contact

  13. touch(verb)

    make physical contact with, come in contact with

    "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"

    Synonyms:
    bear upon, extend to, tint, tinge, reach, disturb, have-to doe with, partake, meet, touch on, affect, equal, stir, match, allude, come to, relate, advert, rival, refer, impact, pertain, tinct, adjoin, bear on, contact, concern

  14. touch(verb)

    perceive via the tactile sense

    "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"

    Synonyms:
    bear upon, extend to, tint, tinge, reach, disturb, have-to doe with, partake, meet, touch on, affect, equal, stir, match, allude, come to, relate, advert, rival, refer, impact, pertain, tinct, adjoin, bear on, contact, concern

  15. touch, stir(verb)

    affect emotionally

    "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

    Synonyms:
    adjoin, touch, shake up, excite, evoke, have-to doe with, put forward, rival, shake, pertain, agitate, match, concern, impact, stir, tinge, refer, meet, conjure, stimulate, arouse, bring up, invoke, conjure up, affect, budge, raise, relate, call down, touch on, equal, bear upon, tinct, bear on, call forth, allude, shift, reach, contact, come to, advert, partake, extend to, disturb, tint

  16. refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with(verb)

    be relevant to

    "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

    Synonyms:
    adjoin, touch, resuscitate, equal, associate, doctor, have-to doe with, cite, rival, hit, consult, fix, pertain, appertain, continue, concern, impact, mend, worry, link, refer, strike, meet, reach, repair, connect, bushel, stir, bring up, uphold, tinge, look up, affect, occupy, restore, name, relate, touch on, interrelate, preserve, tinct, bear on, partake, allude, bear upon, mention, colligate, contact, match, tie in, come to, advert, push, furbish up, denote, carry on, revive, extend to, interest, disturb, link up, tint

  17. touch, adjoin, meet, contact(verb)

    be in direct physical contact with; make contact

    "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"

    Synonyms:
    adjoin, conform to, touch, butt against, come across, butt, foregather, rival, fulfil, fulfill, pertain, satisfy, match, concern, impact, stir, tinge, refer, meet, have-to doe with, abut, edge, get hold of, converge, get together, run across, receive, border, forgather, fit, encounter, get through, butt on, affect, gather, take on, run into, cope with, fill, play, relate, touch on, equal, tinct, bear on, suffer, allude, bear upon, reach, contact, come to, advert, march, assemble, partake, extend to, see, disturb, tint

  18. affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch(verb)

    have an effect upon

    "Will the new rules affect me?"

    Synonyms:
    adjoin, touch, dissemble, stir, rival, contact, involve, fix, pertain, continue, concern, impact, mend, carry on, tinge, refer, strike, meet, move, bushel, uphold, advert, affect, sham, restore, tint, relate, touch on, equal, preserve, tinct, bear on, impress, repair, allude, regard, match, bear upon, pretend, come to, have-to doe with, push, furbish up, feign, reach, partake, extend to, disturb, doctor

  19. touch(verb)

    deal with; usually used with a form of negation

    "I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole"; "The local Mafia won't touch gambling"

    Synonyms:
    bear upon, extend to, tint, tinge, reach, disturb, have-to doe with, partake, meet, touch on, affect, equal, stir, match, allude, come to, relate, advert, rival, refer, impact, pertain, tinct, adjoin, bear on, contact, concern

  20. touch(verb)

    cause to be in brief contact with

    "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"

    Synonyms:
    bear upon, extend to, tint, tinge, reach, disturb, have-to doe with, partake, meet, touch on, affect, equal, stir, match, allude, come to, relate, advert, rival, refer, impact, pertain, tinct, adjoin, bear on, contact, concern

  21. reach, extend to, touch(verb)

    to extend as far as

    "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"

    Synonyms:
    adjoin, touch, strive, disturb, progress to, rival, hit, arrive at, pass on, attain, pertain, match, tinct, concern, reach, stir, tinge, refer, meet, get hold of, make, get to, gain, impact, give, affect, achieve, pass, relate, touch on, equal, advert, reach out, bear on, allude, bear upon, turn over, accomplish, contact, come to, have-to doe with, strain, partake, extend to, get through, tint, hand

  22. equal, touch, rival, match(verb)

    be equal to in quality or ability

    "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"

    Synonyms:
    adjoin, touch, pit, have-to doe with, rival, play off, pertain, couple, match, concern, fit, stir, tinge, refer, meet, equalize, twin, agree, be, gibe, oppose, tally, equalise, affect, pair, jibe, cope with, equate, relate, touch on, equal, tinct, bear on, allude, bear upon, reach, contact, correspond, come to, advert, impact, partake, extend to, mate, disturb, tint, check

  23. touch, disturb(verb)

    tamper with

    "Don't touch my CDs!"

    Synonyms:
    adjoin, touch, shake up, have-to doe with, raise up, interrupt, rival, commove, pertain, agitate, match, concern, impact, stir, tinge, refer, meet, affect, trouble, relate, touch on, equal, tinct, bear on, upset, allude, bear upon, reach, contact, come to, advert, vex, partake, extend to, stir up, disturb, tint

  24. allude, touch, advert(verb)

    make a more or less disguised reference to

    "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

    Synonyms:
    adjoin, touch, give ear, have-to doe with, cite, rival, pertain, match, concern, impact, pay heed, tinge, refer, meet, bring up, touch on, affect, name, relate, stir, equal, tinct, bear on, allude, bear upon, mention, attend, reach, hang, contact, come to, advert, partake, extend to, disturb, tint

  25. touch(verb)

    comprehend

    "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"

    Synonyms:
    bear upon, extend to, tint, tinge, reach, disturb, have-to doe with, partake, meet, touch on, affect, equal, stir, match, allude, come to, relate, advert, rival, refer, impact, pertain, tinct, adjoin, bear on, contact, concern

  26. partake, touch(verb)

    consume

    "She didn't touch her food all night"

    Synonyms:
    bear upon, extend to, touch, partake in, tint, tinge, reach, disturb, have-to doe with, share, meet, touch on, affect, equal, partake, stir, match, allude, come to, relate, advert, rival, refer, impact, pertain, tinct, adjoin, bear on, contact, concern

  27. tint, tinct, tinge, touch(verb)

    color lightly

    "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"

    Synonyms:
    bear upon, extend to, relate, tinct, touch, disturb, reach, affect, impact, have-to doe with, partake, meet, stir, tint, equal, color, match, colour, come to, distort, advert, rival, refer, allude, tinge, pertain, touch on, adjoin, bear on, contact, concern

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. touch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    hit (lightly), strike against

  2. touch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    meet, be contiguous to, abut on

  3. touch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    graze, come in contact with (in passing over)

  4. touch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    reach, come to, arrive at, attain to

  5. touch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    delineate (lightly), sketch, mark out, touch off

  6. touch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    handle, feel, feel of, meddle with, interfere with

  7. touch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    concern, regard, relate to, refer to, pertain to, appertain to, belong to, bear upon, have to do with

  8. touch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    affect, move, impress, melt, work upon, come home to

  9. touch(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    meet, hit, be contiguous, be in contact, abut on one another

  10. touch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    contact

  11. touch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    feeling, tact, sense of feeling

  12. touch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stroke (with a pen, &c., or on a musical instrument)

  13. touch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tinge, tincture, cast, smack, taste, savor, flavor, spice, dash, sprinkling, seasoning, infusion, little, small quantity

  14. touch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Rare.] test, criterion, touchstone, proof, assay, ordeal


Translations for touch

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • يلمس, لمسArabic
  • tocarCatalan, Valencian
  • dotknout, dotýkat, dotek, hmat, dotykCzech
  • røre, bevæge, berøreDanish
  • berühren, Berührung, Tasten, SpurGerman
  • αγγίζω, συγκινώ, αφή, επαφήGreek
  • kortuŝi, tuŝiEsperanto
  • tocar, toqueSpanish
  • ukimenBasque
  • پرماسیدن, لمس کردن, زدنPersian
  • koskea, koskettaa, kosketella, käsikopelo, kosketus, tatsi, ominaispiirre, ulkopuoli, ote, tuntuma, tuntoaisti, tyyli, piirre, hiven, hitunen, aavistus, yhteys, kontaktiFinnish
  • toucherFrench
  • bain le, bain doIrish
  • tocarGalician
  • נָגַע, ריגשHebrew
  • छूनाHindi
  • érint, meghat, megindít, megérint, hozzányúl, érintés, tapintás, jellegzetesség, kontakt, kevés, partvonalHungarian
  • sentuh, raba, singgungIndonesian
  • tusharIdo
  • snertaIcelandic
  • commuovere, toccare, tattoItalian
  • 接触する, 触る, 触れる, タッチ, 触覚, 感触, 接触Japanese
  • 닿다, 두드리다, 만지다Korean
  • taxare, toccare, tango, taxo, tangere, tangeLatin
  • liesti, paliestiLithuanian
  • skart, aizskartLatvian
  • whakapāMāori
  • menyentuhMalay
  • ထိBurmese
  • aanraken, beroeren, roeren, raken, ontroeren, touché, detail, tikjeDutch
  • berøre, røre, kontakt, berøring, følelseNorwegian
  • tocar, tocharOccitan
  • dotykać, dotknąć, wzruszać, wzruszyć, poruszać, poruszyć, dotyk, szczegół, odrobina, dotknięcie, podejście, styl, kontaktPolish
  • tocar, toque, contatoPortuguese
  • llamkhayQuechua
  • tuccar, tucher, tocker, tutgar, tutgear, tutgierRomansh
  • atinge, emoționaRomanian
  • трогать, дотрагиваться, дотронуться, волновать, взволновать, тронуть, касаться, коснуться, растрогать, осязание, штрих, контакт, прикосновение, касание, стиль, манера, общениеRussian
  • apodhicare, apoddicare, apodighare, podhicare, tocare, apodhigai, togare, tocae, tocaiSardinian
  • dírati, tàknutiSerbo-Croatian
  • beröra, röra, känsel, detalj, känsla för detaljer, beröring, liten bit, känsla, aning, smula, kontaktSwedish
  • dara, daranaSwahili
  • స్పర్శ, తాకు, స్పర్శించు, ముట్టుకొనుTelugu
  • แตะThai
  • dokunmak, dokunmaTurkish
  • доторкнутися, зворушуватися, доторкатисяUkrainian
  • چھوناUrdu
  • đến, sờ, chạm, đạt tới, xúc giácVietnamese
  • פאַרבינדןYiddish

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