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1. coddle

verb. ['ˈkɑːdəl'] treat with excessive indulgence.

Synonyms

  • cosset
  • cocker
  • do by
  • mollycoddle
  • spoil
  • baby
  • pamper
  • handle
  • indulge
  • featherbed

Antonyms

  • disorganise
  • disorganize
  • fire

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Words that Rhyme with Coddle

  • remodel
  • twaddle
  • waddle
  • toddle
  • rodell
  • podoll
  • model
  • caudal

How do you pronounce coddle?

Pronounce coddle as ˈkɑdəl.

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Example sentences of the word coddle


1. Verb, base form
To coddle your puppy when he is afraid may reinforce his feeling that he has reason to be afraid.

2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Trade sour cream for cottage cheese, but coddle it a bit before adding it to your cheesy potatoes.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Don’t wrap it, and don’t coddle it.

Quotes containing the word coddle


1. 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. coddle

verb. ['ˈkɑːdəl'] cook in nearly boiling water.

Antonyms

  • succeed
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