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Definition 1: stroke soothingly - [verb of contact]

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

"pet the lamb"

Definition 2: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of - [verb of emotion]

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

  • She managed to mollify the angry customer

Synonyms for gentle in the sense of this definition

(gentle is a kind of ...) make calm or still

"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

Synonyms for gentle in the sense of this definition

(gentle is a kind of ...) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

"John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired" "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms" "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

(... is a kind of gentle ) confer baronetcy upon

"He was baronetized for his loyalty to the country"

(... is a kind of gentle ) make a lord of someone

(... is a kind of gentle ) raise (someone) to knighthood

"The Beatles were knighted"

Definition 4: marked by moderate steepness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an easy climb
  • a gentle slope

Synonyms for gentle in the sense of this definition

(gentle is similar to ...) (of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt

"a gradual slope"

Definition 5: having little impact - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an easy pat on the shoulder
  • gentle rain
  • a gentle breeze
  • a soft (or light) tapping at the window

Synonyms for gentle in the sense of this definition

(gentle is similar to ...) of little intensity or power or force

"the light touch of her fingers" "a light breeze"

Definition 6: soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a gentle reprimand
  • a vein of gentle irony
  • poked gentle fun at him

Synonyms for gentle in the sense of this definition

(gentle is similar to ...) moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme

"a mild winter storm" "a mild fever" "fortunately the pain was mild" "a mild rebuke" "mild criticism"

Definition 7: belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an aristocratic family
  • aristocratic Bostonians
  • aristocratic government
  • a blue family
  • blue blood
  • the blue-blooded aristocracy
  • of gentle blood
  • patrician landholders of the American South
  • aristocratic bearing
  • aristocratic features
  • patrician tastes

Synonyms for gentle in the sense of this definition

(gentle is similar to ...) of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times

"of noble birth"

Definition 8: quiet and soothing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a gentle voice
  • a gentle nocturne

(gentle is similar to ...) (of sound) relatively low in volume

"soft voices" "soft music"

Definition 9: easily handled or managed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a gentle old horse, docile and obedient

Synonyms for gentle in the sense of this definition

(gentle is similar to ...) brought from wildness into a domesticated state

"tame animals" "fields of tame blueberries"

Definition 10: having or showing a kindly or tender nature - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the gentle touch of her hand
  • her gentle manner was comforting
  • a gentle sensitive nature
  • gentle blue eyes

(gentle is similar to ...) having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior

"kind to sick patients" "a kind master" "kind words showing understanding and sympathy" "thanked her for her kind letter"

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