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Definition 1: a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where caress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he showered her with caresses
  • soft music was a fond caress
  • the caresses of the breeze played over his face

(caress is a kind of ...) a light touch with the hands

Definition 2: touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner - [verb of contact]

Samples where caress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He caressed her face
  • They fondled in the back seat of the taxi

Synonyms for caress in the sense of this definition

(caress is a kind of ...) touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions

"He stroked his long beard"

(... is a kind of caress ) touch clumsily

"The man tried to paw her"

(... is a kind of caress ) fondle for sexual pleasure

"He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly"

(... is a kind of caress ) pet

"the grandfather dandled the small child"

(... is a kind of caress ) stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking

(... is a kind of caress ) pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin

(... is a kind of caress ) rub noses

(... is a kind of caress ) stroke or caress gently

"pet the lamb"

(... is a kind of caress ) touch or stroke lightly

"The grass tickled her calves"

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