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  • nounloving touch
  • verbtouch lovingly

synonyms for caress

  • cuddle
  • embrace
  • endearment
  • feel
  • fondling
  • hug
  • kiss
  • pat
  • pet
  • petting
  • snuggle
  • squeeze
  • stroke
See also synonyms for: caressed / caresses / caressing
  • clutch
  • cuddle
  • fondle
  • graze
  • kiss
  • massage
  • nuzzle
  • pat
  • rub
  • brush
  • buss
  • clinch
  • coddle
  • cosset
  • dandle
  • embrace
  • feel
  • handle
  • hug
  • neck
  • nestle
  • pet
  • squeeze
  • stroke
  • toy
  • bear hug
  • make love
  • play around
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How to use caress in a sentence

Touch provides an overwhelming amount of feedback to the body, as my extremities stretch through the water, as the temperature, current, and any life within caresses, pushes, and pulls.
DID MY UNCLE DROWN OR WAS HE MURDERED?JVERSTEEGHNOVEMBER 22, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
There is not a moment in the day that goes by when I don’t think about you or remember those caresses that are no longer mine.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIMICHAEL K. LAVERSJULY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The action was at first a little confusing to Edna, but she soon lent herself readily to the Creole's gentle caress.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Each word was a caress, each syllable alive with interest, sympathy, excited anticipation.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He did not caress it; she once heard him sighing over it; and he never announced it in the newspapers.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
He kissed her with a degree of passion which had not before entered into his caress, and strained her to him.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
And yet he heard songs that sounded like a caress and his whole being was permeated by a sense of delicious freshness.
HONEY-BEEANATOLE FRANCE
They glide across my face with tender, soft caress, and I feel something melt within me.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
For a moment the girl suffered the caress; almost she seemed to nestle closer to the Dowager's shoulder.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Her arms were held out, and Harry threw himself upon her, but when he rose from her caress, Norman and Tom were gone.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CARESS

  • allure
  • beguile
  • cajole
  • caress
  • charm
  • coax
  • entice
  • urge
  • wheedle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.