English noun: caress
|1.||caress (act) a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)|
|Samples||He showered her with caresses.|
Soft music was a fond caress.
The caresses of the breeze played over his face.
|Broader (hypernym)||stroke, stroking|
English verb: caress
|1.||caress (contact) touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner|
|Samples||He caressed her face.|
They fondled in the back seat of the taxi.
|Examples||Sam and Sue caress, Sam cannot caress Sue|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody
|Narrower (hyponym)||chuck, dandle, grope, nose, nuzzle, pat, paw, pet, pet, tickle|