Caress

Definition of Caress

Ca`ress´   Pronunciation: kå`rĕst´
n.1.An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness.
Wooed her with his soft caresses.
- Langfellow.
He exerted himself to win by indulgence and caresses the hearts of all who were under his command.
- Macaulay.
v. t.1.To treat with tokens of fondness, affection, or kindness; to touch or speak to in a loving or endearing manner; to fondle.
[imp. & p. p. Caressed (kå*rĕst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Caressing.]
The lady caresses the rough bloodhound.
- Sir W. Scott.

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artful endearments, attouchement, blandishment, blandishments, breath, brush, brush by, cocker, coddle, come in contact, contact, contingence, coquet, cosset, cuddle, cutaneous sense, dally, dandle, endearment, feel, feel up, feeling, fingertip caress, flick, flirt, fondling, frictionize, glance, graze, hand-mindedness, hit, honeyed words, impinge, impingement, impingence, indulge, knead, lambency, lap, lick, light touch, love, massage, nose, nudge, nuzzle, osculate, osculation, pamper, rub, rub against, rub down, rub noses, scrape, sense of touch, shave, sideswipe, skim, skirt, soft words, squeak by, sweet nothings, sweet talk, tactile sense, taction, tangency, tap, tentative contact, tentative poke, touch, touching, toy, trifle, whisper
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