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pet1

pet1

 
 
pronunciation:
pet
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tame animal people keep in their homes as a companion or for pleasure.
Mary's house is full of pets.
 
similar words:
animal, cat, dog, favorite
definition 2: a person who is treated better than others or with special kindness; favorite.
She is her father's pet.
synonyms:
favorite
similar words:
baby, dear, jewel
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: kept or treated as a pet.
My uncle has a pet turtle.
similar words:
tame
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pets, petted, petting
definition: to pat or stroke; touch or treat as a pet.
My sister was petting all the cats at the animal shelter.
 
synonyms:
caress
similar words:
fondle, pat, stroke
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behaviors of some pets
broader categories that include pets
organization that protects lost pets
some accessories for pets
some descriptions of pets
some examples of pets
some needs of pets
some people associated with pets
some places for pets
some ways to categorize pets
sometimes found on pets
ways to take care of pets