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English noun: caress

1. caress (act) a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)

SamplesHe 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

SamplesHe caressed her face.
They fondled in the back seat of the taxi.

ExamplesSam and Sue caress, Sam cannot caress Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)stroke

Narrower (hyponym)chuck, dandle, grope, nose, nuzzle, pat, paw, pet, pet, tickle

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