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caress

ca·ress

caress

pronunciation:
k res
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a soft or gentle touching, often to express affection or love.
synonyms:
embrace, hug, stroke, touch
similar words:
cuddle, fondling, kiss, massage, pat, rub
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: caressed, caresses, caressing
definition 1: to touch or stroke gently, as with affection or love.
synonyms:
cuddle, embrace, fondle, hug, pet, stroke
similar words:
nestle, nuzzle, pat, snuggle, touch
definition 2: to touch as though with affection.
The water in the lake is so soft it caresses you.
synonyms:
embrace, massage
derivations: caressingly (adv.), caresser (n.)
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