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ca·ress

 (kə-rĕs′)
n.
A gentle touch or gesture of fondness, tenderness, or love.
tr.v. ca·ressed, ca·ress·ing, ca·ress·es
1. To touch or stroke in an affectionate or loving manner.
2. To touch or move as if with a caress: soft music that caressed the ears.

[French caresse, from Italian carezza, from caro, dear, from Latin cārus; see kā- in Indo-European roots.]

ca·ress′er n.
ca·ress′ing·ly adv.
ca·res′sive adj.
Synonyms: caress, cuddle, fondle, pat1, pet1, stroke2
These verbs mean to touch or handle affectionately: caressed the sleeping baby; cuddled the kitten in her arms; fondling the dog's ears; patted the child's head; petting his pony; gently stroked the patient's hand.
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caress

(kəˈrɛs)
n
a gentle touch or embrace, esp one given to show affection
vb
(tr) to touch or stroke gently with affection or as with affection: the wind caressed her face.
[C17: from French caresse, from Italian carezza, from Latin cārus dear]
caˈresser n
caˈressingly adv
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ca•ress

(kəˈrɛs)

n.
1. a light stroking gesture expressing affection.
v.t.
2. to touch or stroke lightly in or as if in affection.
3. to treat with favor or kindness.
[1605–15; < French caresse < Italian carezza < Latin cār(us) dear]
ca•ress′a•ble, adj.
ca•ress′er, n.
ca•ress′ing•ly, adv.
ca•ress′ive, adj.
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caress


Past participle: caressed
Gerund: caressing

Imperative
caress
caress
Present
I caress
you caress
he/she/it caresses
we caress
you caress
they caress
Preterite
I caressed
you caressed
he/she/it caressed
we caressed
you caressed
they caressed
Present Continuous
I am caressing
you are caressing
he/she/it is caressing
we are caressing
you are caressing
they are caressing
Present Perfect
I have caressed
you have caressed
he/she/it has caressed
we have caressed
you have caressed
they have caressed
Past Continuous
I was caressing
you were caressing
he/she/it was caressing
we were caressing
you were caressing
they were caressing
Past Perfect
I had caressed
you had caressed
he/she/it had caressed
we had caressed
you had caressed
they had caressed
Future
I will caress
you will caress
he/she/it will caress
we will caress
you will caress
they will caress
Future Perfect
I will have caressed
you will have caressed
he/she/it will have caressed
we will have caressed
you will have caressed
they will have caressed
Future Continuous
I will be caressing
you will be caressing
he/she/it will be caressing
we will be caressing
you will be caressing
they will be caressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been caressing
you have been caressing
he/she/it has been caressing
we have been caressing
you have been caressing
they have been caressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caressing
you will have been caressing
he/she/it will have been caressing
we will have been caressing
you will have been caressing
they will have been caressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caressing
you had been caressing
he/she/it had been caressing
we had been caressing
you had been caressing
they had been caressing
Conditional
I would caress
you would caress
he/she/it would caress
we would caress
you would caress
they would caress
Past Conditional
I would have caressed
you would have caressed
he/she/it would have caressed
we would have caressed
you would have caressed
they would have caressed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caress - a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)caress - a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it); "he showered her with caresses"; "soft music was a fond caress"; "the caresses of the breeze played over his face"
stroking, stroke - a light touch with the hands
Verb1.caress - 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"
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caress

verb
1. stroke, cuddle, fondle, pet, embrace, hug, nuzzle, neck (informal), kiss They kissed and caressed one another.
noun
1. stroke, pat, kiss, embrace, hug, cuddle, fondling Margaret held my arm in a gentle caress.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

caress

verb
To touch or stroke affectionately:
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Translations
مُلاطَفَه، تَدْليل، تَحَبُّب
hladitpohlazení
aeaenstrygestrygen
ástaratlotgæla viî, strjúka
glamonėglostytipaglostyti
glāstītglāsts
hladiťpohladiť

caress

[kəˈres]
A. Ncaricia f
B. VTacariciar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

caress

[kəˈrɛs]
ncaresse f
vtcaresser
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

caress

nLiebkosung f, → Zärtlichkeit f usu pl, → Streicheln nt no pl
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caress

[kəˈrɛs]
1. ncarezza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

caress

(kəˈres) verb
to touch gently and lovingly. She caressed the horse's neck.
noun
an act of touching in this way. a loving caress.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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But if the man were to come with the doll and sit before a man in love, and begin caressing his doll as the lover caressed the woman he loved, it would be distasteful to the lover.
It happened once that the young one which was caressed and loved was smothered by the too great affection of the Mother, while the despised one was nurtured and reared in spite of the neglect to which it was exposed.
The hand of this high god had almost caressed his head when the woman's voice came down the deck in speech that Jerry did not understand.
It may be that Kit has caressed the pony enough; it may be that there are even better things to caress than ponies.
She tenderly kissed me, She fondly caressed, And then I fell gently To sleep on her breast -- Deeply to sleep From the heaven of her breast.
A secret voice whispered to him, at the bottom of his heart, that he was but an instrument of vengeance, that he was only caressed till he had given death; but pride, but self-love, but madness silenced this voice and stifled its murmurs.
I shouldn't wonder if they got married some time along in the summer." She pronounced the word married as if her voice caressed it.
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A WOMAN airline passenger was left 'frozen, trapped and powerless' as the man sitting next to her 'caressed her leg for 20 minutes.'.
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Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): While humans enjoy sensual caresses, their brains react just as strongly to seeing another person being caressed, according to new research.
Substitute Liam Bailey restored parity on 75 minutes when he latched on to a half-cleared corner, beat a defender and caressed a low shot past keeper Leech.