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1. caress

verb. ['kɝˈɛs'] touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner.

Synonyms

  • chuck
  • pat
  • nose
  • fondle
  • dandle
  • tickle
  • stroke
  • paw
  • nuzzle
  • pet

Antonyms

  • back
  • pull
  • disparage
  • unloved

Etymology

  • caresse (French)
  • carezza (Italian)

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Example sentences of the word caress


1. Verb, base form
Use your voice and hands to praise and caress the cat and reassure it that all is well.

2. Noun, singular or mass
You’ll likely get the purr-motor running hard, as your cat pushes into this pleasant caress."

3. Adjective
Slowly and gently touch and caress each toe on each paw, carefully observing her body language.

Quotes containing the word caress


1. Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness.
- Alphonsus Liguori

2. For this is Wisdom; to love, to liveTo take what fate, or the Gods may give.To ask no question, to make no prayer,To kiss the lips and caress the hair,Speed passion's ebb as you greet its flowTo have, -to hold -and -in time, -let go!
- Laurence Hope

3. Imagine in vibrant, wonderful detail your heart’s desire—a reality only you can envision, an adventure only you can direct.Then cradle your creation. Caress it. Mold it. Coddle it until it comes to life.And when your precious treasure grows so grand as to steal your breath away, set it free for all the world to experience. For that is how you live your dreams.
- Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Curse of Wanyaka Cave

2. caress

noun. ['kɝˈɛs'] a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it).

Synonyms

  • stroking

Antonyms

  • implausible
  • inappropriate

Etymology

  • caresse (French)
  • carezza (Italian)
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