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pam·per

pamper

 
 
pronunciation:
paem pr
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pampers, pampering, pampered
definition: to treat or please with an uncommon or excessive amount of care, attention, or indulgence; coddle.
She loves to pamper her dog with special treats.If you continue to pamper that child, he'll grow up spoiled and lazy.I wanted to pamper myself after my difficult week, so I got an hour-long massage.
synonyms:
baby, coddle, indulge
antonyms:
chasten, neglect
similar words:
cater, cosset, dote, favor, mollycoddle, overindulge, overprotect, please, spoil
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derivation: pamperer (n.)
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