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feel

 
 
pronunciation:
fil
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
feel like oneself, feel oneself, feel up to, feel up
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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 to get 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 physically aware of; experience a physical sensation of.
We felt the ground tremble as the earthquake began.[modal verb + bare infinitive ] I feel a headache developing.[verb + smby/smth + present participle ] I could feel my heart beating faster and faster.[verb + smby/smth + present participle ]
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.[verb + (that) + clause ] We felt that the hospital's efforts were inadequate.[verb + (that) + clause ] I simply feel that he is not the right person for the job.[verb + (that) + clause ]
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
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phrase: feel like oneself
phrase: feel oneself
phrase: feel up to
phrase: feel up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quality, as of a texture, experienced through touching or feeling.
I like the feel of this cool, smooth 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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