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fon·dle

 (fŏn′dl)
v. fon·dled, fon·dling, fon·dles
v.tr.
1. To handle, stroke, or touch lovingly. See Synonyms at caress.
2. To handle, stroke, or touch sexually and inappropriately.
3. Obsolete To treat with indulgence and solicitude; pamper.
v.intr.
1. To show fondness or affection by stroking or touching.
2. To touch, stroke, or handle someone or something sexually and inappropriately.

[Frequentative of fond, to show fondness for (obsolete).]

fon′dler n.

fondle

(ˈfɒndəl)
vb
1. (tr) to touch or stroke tenderly; caress
2. (intr) archaic to act in a loving manner
[C17: from (obsolete) vb fond to fondle; see fond1]
ˈfondler n
ˈfondlingly adv

fon•dle

(ˈfɒn dl)

v. -dled, -dling. v.t.
1. to handle or touch affectionately: to fondle one's baby.
2. to molest sexually by touching, stroking, etc.
3. Obs. to pamper.
v.i.
4. to show love by caresses.
[1685–95; derivative of fond1]
fon′dler, n.

fondle


Past participle: fondled
Gerund: fondling

Imperative
fondle
fondle
Present
I fondle
you fondle
he/she/it fondles
we fondle
you fondle
they fondle
Preterite
I fondled
you fondled
he/she/it fondled
we fondled
you fondled
they fondled
Present Continuous
I am fondling
you are fondling
he/she/it is fondling
we are fondling
you are fondling
they are fondling
Present Perfect
I have fondled
you have fondled
he/she/it has fondled
we have fondled
you have fondled
they have fondled
Past Continuous
I was fondling
you were fondling
he/she/it was fondling
we were fondling
you were fondling
they were fondling
Past Perfect
I had fondled
you had fondled
he/she/it had fondled
we had fondled
you had fondled
they had fondled
Future
I will fondle
you will fondle
he/she/it will fondle
we will fondle
you will fondle
they will fondle
Future Perfect
I will have fondled
you will have fondled
he/she/it will have fondled
we will have fondled
you will have fondled
they will have fondled
Future Continuous
I will be fondling
you will be fondling
he/she/it will be fondling
we will be fondling
you will be fondling
they will be fondling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fondling
you have been fondling
he/she/it has been fondling
we have been fondling
you have been fondling
they have been fondling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fondling
you will have been fondling
he/she/it will have been fondling
we will have been fondling
you will have been fondling
they will have been fondling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fondling
you had been fondling
he/she/it had been fondling
we had been fondling
you had been fondling
they had been fondling
Conditional
I would fondle
you would fondle
he/she/it would fondle
we would fondle
you would fondle
they would fondle
Past Conditional
I would have fondled
you would have fondled
he/she/it would have fondled
we would have fondled
you would have fondled
they would have fondled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fondle - touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"
paw - touch clumsily; "The man tried to paw her"
grope - fondle for sexual pleasure; "He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly"
dandle - pet; "the grandfather dandled the small child"
stroke - touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"
pet - stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking
pat, chuck - pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
nuzzle, nose - rub noses
pet - stroke or caress gently; "pet the lamb"
tickle - touch or stroke lightly; "The grass tickled her calves"

fondle

verb caress, pet, cuddle, touch gently, pat, stroke, dandle He tried to kiss and fondle her.

fondle

verb
To touch or stroke affectionately:
Translations
يُداعِب، يُدَلِّل، يُلاطِف
hladitmazlit se s
kæle forkærtegne
gæla viî
glamonėti
apmīļotglāstīt

fondle

[ˈfɒndl] VTacariciar

fondle

[ˈfɒndəl] vtcaresser

fondle

vt(zärtlich) spielen mit; (= stroke)streicheln; personschmusen mit

fondle

[ˈfɒndl] vtaccarezzare

fondle

(ˈfondl) verb
to touch, stroke etc affectionately. He fondled the dog's ears.

fondle

vt (to caress) acariciar, (to molest) molestar
References in classic literature ?
To his intense astonishment the mongoose allowed her to pet him, take him up in her arms and fondle him.
The Wizard had trained these pets to do many curious things, and they were so little and so cunning and soft that Polychrome loved to pick them up as they passed near her place and fondle them as if they were kittens.
Little Dorrit, whose hand this Maggy, still calling her little mother, had begun to fondle, answered in words (they were under a gateway into which the majority of the potatoes had rolled).
So it happened that very often one or the other of them would come into my hut, making pretence to visit my wives, and take the boy upon her lap and fondle it.
The Mother fondles one and nurtures it with the greatest affection and care, but hates and neglects the other.
The moment he lays his hand upon the latch, the pony neighs the loudest pony's greeting; before he has crossed the threshold, the pony is capering about his loose box (for he brooks not the indignity of a halter), mad to give him welcome; and when Kit goes up to caress and pat him, the pony rubs his nose against his coat, and fondles him more lovingly than ever pony fondled man.
One sits by one's self, it is true, but one thinks; one opens one's favorite book and reads one's favorite story; one speaks to one's aunt or one's brother, fondles one's cat, or looks at one's photograph album.
Washington, March 3 ( ANI ): Jared Leto, who won the best supporting actor in the 86th Academy Awards, had the press room in splits after joking about letting the members of the media fondle his statuette.
When he examined my chest, he would undo my bra and fondle my breasts.
I know the difference between rape and when someone has "attempted to fondle me.