pamper


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pam·per

 (păm′pər)
tr.v. pam·pered, pam·per·ing, pam·pers
1. To treat with excessive indulgence: pampered their child.
2. To give in to; gratify: He pampered his ambition for wealth and fame.
3. Archaic To indulge with rich food; glut.

[Middle English pamperen, probably of Low German origin.]

pam′per·er n.
Synonyms: pamper, indulge, humor, spoil, coddle, mollycoddle, baby
These verbs all mean to cater excessively to someone or to his or her desires or feelings. To pamper is to gratify appetites, tastes, or desires: "tempting stores of everything to stimulate and pamper the sated appetite and give new relish to the oft-repeated feast" (Charles Dickens).
Indulge suggests a kindly or excessive lenience in yielding especially to wishes or impulses better left unfulfilled: "You mustn't think because I indulge you in some things that you can keep everyone waiting" (Theodore Dreiser).
Humor implies compliance with or accommodation to another's mood or idiosyncrasies: "Human life is ... but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep" (William Temple).
Spoil implies excessive indulgence that adversely affects the character, nature, or attitude: "My pupil was a lively child, who had been spoiled and indulged, and, therefore, was sometimes wayward" (Charlotte Brontë).
Coddle and mollycoddle point to tender, overprotective care that often leads to weakening of character: "The two or three times a week she was home, she coddled Lisette, painting her toenails and rubbing rose-scented lotion into her legs" (Erin McGraw). "His mother mollycoddled the boy, combed and curled his hair, trimmed and tidied his clothes" (Patrick MacGill).
Baby suggests the indulgence and attention one might give to an infant: "Though he was grown, she still babied him, kept his school pictures taped to her refrigerator, still bought his clothes on sale, still saved money for him" (Louise Erdrich).

pamper

(ˈpæmpə)
vb (tr)
1. to treat with affectionate and usually excessive indulgence; coddle; spoil
2. archaic to feed to excess
[C14: of Germanic origin; compare German dialect pampfen to gorge oneself]
ˈpamperer n

pam•per

(ˈpæm pər)

v.t.
1. to treat with extreme or excessive indulgence, kindness, or care: to pamper a child.
2. Archaic. to overfeed, esp. with very rich food; glut.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch; compare Dutch dial. pamperen]
pam′per•er, n.

pamper


Past participle: pampered
Gerund: pampering

Imperative
pamper
pamper
Present
I pamper
you pamper
he/she/it pampers
we pamper
you pamper
they pamper
Preterite
I pampered
you pampered
he/she/it pampered
we pampered
you pampered
they pampered
Present Continuous
I am pampering
you are pampering
he/she/it is pampering
we are pampering
you are pampering
they are pampering
Present Perfect
I have pampered
you have pampered
he/she/it has pampered
we have pampered
you have pampered
they have pampered
Past Continuous
I was pampering
you were pampering
he/she/it was pampering
we were pampering
you were pampering
they were pampering
Past Perfect
I had pampered
you had pampered
he/she/it had pampered
we had pampered
you had pampered
they had pampered
Future
I will pamper
you will pamper
he/she/it will pamper
we will pamper
you will pamper
they will pamper
Future Perfect
I will have pampered
you will have pampered
he/she/it will have pampered
we will have pampered
you will have pampered
they will have pampered
Future Continuous
I will be pampering
you will be pampering
he/she/it will be pampering
we will be pampering
you will be pampering
they will be pampering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pampering
you have been pampering
he/she/it has been pampering
we have been pampering
you have been pampering
they have been pampering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pampering
you will have been pampering
he/she/it will have been pampering
we will have been pampering
you will have been pampering
they will have been pampering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pampering
you had been pampering
he/she/it had been pampering
we had been pampering
you had been pampering
they had been pampering
Conditional
I would pamper
you would pamper
he/she/it would pamper
we would pamper
you would pamper
they would pamper
Past Conditional
I would have pampered
you would have pampered
he/she/it would have pampered
we would have pampered
you would have pampered
they would have pampered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pamper - treat with excessive indulgencepamper - treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"

pamper

verb spoil, indulge, gratify, baby, pet, humour, pander to, fondle, cosset, coddle, mollycoddle, wait on (someone) hand and foot, cater to your every whim Her parents have pampered her since the day she was born.

pamper

verb
To treat with indulgence and often overtender care:
Translations
يُدَلِّل
rozmazlovat
forkæle
ofdekra
išlepintiišpaikintipaikinti
lutināt

pamper

[ˈpæmpəʳ] VTmimar, consentir

pamper

[ˈpæmpər] vtdorloter
Why don't you let your mother pamper you for a while? → Pourquoi ne laisses-tu pas ta mère te dorloter un peu?
to pamper o.s. → se dorloter

pamper

vtverwöhnen; child alsoverhätscheln, verzärteln; dogverhätscheln; why don’t you pamper yourself and buy the de luxe edition?warum gönnst du dir nicht mal etwas und kaufst die Luxusausgabe?

pamper

[ˈpæmpəʳ] vtviziare, coccolare

pamper

(ˈpӕmpə) verb
to treat with great kindness and give a great many special things to (a person). The child was pampered by his parents.

pamper

v. mimar; malcriar.

pamper

vt consentir, mimar
References in classic literature ?
To cast in my lot with Jekyll, was to die to those appetites which I had long secretly indulged and had of late begun to pamper.
They feed and pamper the vermin who are eating away the foundations of the country, and, damn it all, when we put a clear case to them, when we show them men whom we know to be dangerous, they laugh at us and tell us that it isn't our department
It is for this that these men mortify their flesh, and to set us an example, who would pamper ourselves overmuch.
There are many lives of much pain, hardship, and suffering, which, having no stirring interest for any but those who lead them, are disregarded by persons who do not want thought or feeling, but who pamper their compassion and need high stimulants to rouse it.
I expect nothing from his kindness or his tenderness of feeling towards you or towards me, but he will do anything to pamper his own indolence, and to secure his own quiet.
THE Pamper with a Hamper festive giveaway has returned for 2015 - and nominations are coming in thick and fast.
GIVE mum a break this Mother's Day and treat her to a pamper evening.
THE owner and sta at Hudderseld's Alexandra House Holistic and Well-Being Spa are joining in the fun of the forthcoming Tour de France by oering a series of Frenchthemed pamper packages.
Pamper party STYLEBIRMINGHAM is celebrating mums with the launch of Beautiful Day - a citywide bespoke pampering experience.
Before a show, but especially after, it's great to pamper your body backstage, and what better place to start than with your feet?
The Riverside Community Health Project at Benwell Library in Atkinson Road is holding the Ladies Pamper Day on May 21 which will include a number of relaxing activities such as massages, homeopathy and facials.
Pamper yourself with a neuromuscular massage, a detoxifying seaweed treatment, reflexology, manicure, pedicure, or facial.