caress

(redirected from caressed)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

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.

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

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.

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
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"

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.

caress

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

caress

[kəˈres]
A. Ncaricia f
B. VTacariciar

caress

[kəˈrɛs]
ncaresse f
vtcaresser

caress

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

caress

[kəˈrɛs]
1. ncarezza

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.
References in classic literature ?
No pins were ever stuck into their cotton vitals, no harsh words or blows were ever given them, no neglect ever saddened the heart or the most repulsive, but all were fed and clothed, nursed and caressed with an affection which never failed.
Had this tail any prehensile power, I should straightway bethink me of Darmonodes' elephant that so frequented the flower-market, and with low salutations presented nosegays to damsels, and then caressed their zones.
Augustine was glad in his heart that he had married so undiscerning a woman; but as the glosses and civilities of the honeymoon wore away, he discovered that a beautiful young woman, who has lived all her life to be caressed and waited on, might prove quite a hard mistress in domestic life.
The man revived and caressed his wife with his eyes, which was all he could do.
She fondled my nose with her hand, and talked to me, and called me endearing names - which is her way - but she caressed with the same hand all the time.
I caressed him, and he wagged his great tail; but he looked an eerie creature to be alone with, and I could not tell whence he had come.
Her heart yearned over the two creatures as she patted and caressed them.
and caressed him, but he persisted upon barking still.
Yet it was a sight that might well arrest wandering thoughts: Eppie, with the rippling radiance of her hair and the whiteness of her rounded chin and throat set off by the dark-blue cotton gown, laughing merrily as the kitten held on with her four claws to one shoulder, like a design for a jug-handle, while Snap on the right hand and Puss on the other put up their paws towards a morsel which she held out of the reach of both--Snap occasionally desisting in order to remonstrate with the cat by a cogent worrying growl on the greediness and futility of her conduct; till Eppie relented, caressed them both, and divided the morsel between them.
That minister had always been my secret enemy, though he outwardly caressed me more than was usual to the moroseness of his nature.
The Princess was surprised and anxious, and fearing the parrot, who was her greatest comfort, had fallen ill, she took him in her hand and caressed him.
The ass held his peace, and let himself be kissed and caressed by Sancho without answering a single word.