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feel

feel

 
pronunciation:
fil
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
feel like oneself, feel oneself, feel up to
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: feels, feeling, felt
definition 1: to perceive by actively touching, or perceive passively through one's skin.
Can you feel this bump on my head?I felt the warm sunshine on my face.
similar words:
handle, touch
definition 2: to pass one's hands or fingers over something in order to find out something or give oneself pleasure.
His mother felt his forehead to check if he had a fever.The child felt the satin pillows, enjoying their smoothness and softness.
definition 3: to be aware of or experience a sensation of.
I feel a headache developing.We felt the ground tremble as the earthquake began.I could feel my heart beating faster and faster.
synonyms:
perceive, sense
similar words:
experience, take
definition 4: to test cautiously; grope.
He is feeling his way in a new environment.
synonyms:
grope
definition 5: to experience an emotion of.
She felt terrible grief at his death.I felt relief when I heard the news.
synonyms:
experience
similar words:
pity
definition 6: to believe, or hold as a strong opinion.
She always felt that her father loved her even if he couldn't show it.We felt that the hospital's efforts were inadequate.I simply feel that he is not the right person for the job.
synonyms:
think
similar words:
believe, decide, determine
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to give a particular sensation through the skin.
That warm water feels good on my feet.The cat's fur feels so soft.
definition 2: to seem to be; appear.
The new arrangement feels right.
synonyms:
appear, seem
definition 3: to experience a sense of one's physical or mental condition.
I felt rotten this morning, but I feel fine now.
similar words:
be
definition 4: to have sympathy (usu. fol. by for).
We feel for him in his hour of need.
synonyms:
sympathize
similar words:
commiserate, grieve, pity
definition 5: to have a belief or opinion (usu. fol. by "about").
I feel strongly about this issue.
synonyms:
think
similar words:
believe, decide, determine
phrase: feel like oneself
phrase: feel oneself
phrase: feel up to
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quality, as of a texture, experienced through touching or feeling.
I like the feel of this cool, hard stone.
synonyms:
texture
similar words:
finish, surface, touch
definition 2: an intuitive or instinctual sensitivity.
He thinks he has a feel for what makes good art.
synonyms:
instinct, intuition, sensitivity, touch
similar words:
ability, aptitude, faculty, hang, knack, sense
definition 3: the quality of external events, situations, or conditions.
The hospital has a nicer feel since the renovation.
synonyms:
air, tone, vibrations
similar words:
ambiance, atmosphere, climate, quality, sense, vibes
definition 4: an instance of touching with the fingers.
The doctor's feel around the patient's neck determined some very swollen glands.
synonyms:
touch
similar words:
caress, graze, grope, manipulation
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