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coddle

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  • verbindulge, pamper
  • verbboil lightly, usually eggs

synonyms for coddle

  • baby
  • caress
  • cosset
  • cotton
  • favor
  • humor
  • mollycoddle
  • nurse
  • pet
  • spoil
  • cater to
  • make much of
  • make over
  • play up to
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antonyms for coddle

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  • ignore
  • neglect
  • turn away
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How to use coddle in a sentence

We cannot continue to coddle those who would put themselves and the rest of us in danger.
OPINION | VACCINE MANDATES — IN D.C., LGBTQ BARS LEAD THE WAYPETER ROSENSTEINAUGUST 11, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
You get all this nonsense about “These kids are coddled,” but as a professor, I see these kids stand up and speak out against us.
HOW TO BE A FEMINIST DADAMY JOYCEJUNE 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Mam' Sarah was very tall, and she had the best lap in the world to coddle down in, Roberta thought.
THAT OLD-TIME CHILD, ROBERTASOPHIE FOX SEA
“You coddle him,” said Kingsnorth, with a short bitter laugh.
THE LOCUSTS' YEARSMARY HELEN FEE
Poor mammy will mourn over me and coddle me up as if I'd been to the wars.
SPINNING-WHEEL STORIESLOUISA MAY ALCOTT
And so we left them alone awhile, to coddle over their raptures.
LORNA DOONER. D. BLACKMORE
A man was looked on as a milk-sop and a Molly Coddle, that would not take his mug of ale, and be merry with his comrades.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, VOLUME 1, NO. 2, JULY, 1850.VARIOUS
When shall I have a million a year, so that I can coddle myself and sleep and eat mringues all day?
SAN-CRAVATE; OR, THE MESSENGERS; LITTLE STREAMSCHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
Any kind of a dream—a fancy—a wish unfulfilled—a sorrow that we coddle—some nothing which suddenly becomes everything to us.
CONTEMPORARY ONE-ACT PLAYSSIR JAMES M. BARRIE
Would you have a man a molly-coddle, tied to his wife's apron-string, and not daring to call his soul his own?
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE, AUGUST, 1885VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO CODDLE

  • catered to
  • cherished
  • coddled
  • cosseted
  • cuddled
  • dandled
  • dote on
  • fostered
  • humored
  • indulged
  • nursed
  • overindulged
  • pampered
  • petted
  • pleased
  • satisfied
  • served
  • spoiled
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.