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fondle

fon·dle

fondle

pronunciation:
fan dl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fondled, fondles, fondling
definition: to touch or stroke in a tender or affectionate manner; treat lovingly; caress.
similar words:
caress, pet
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to show desire or affection, esp. by caresses.
similar words:
pet
derivation: fondler (n.)