Caress

Ca*ress"

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caressed (k*rst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Caressing.] [F. caresser, fr. It. carezzare, fr. carezza caress. See Caress., n.] To treat with tokens of fondness, affection, or kindness; to touch or speak to in a loving or endearing manner; to fondle.
[1913 Webster]

The lady caresses the rough bloodhound.
Sir W. Scott.

Syn. -- To fondle; embrace; pet; coddle; court; flatter. -- Caress, Fondle. "We caress by words or actions; we fondle by actions only." Crabb.
[1913 Webster]

caressing

caressive

adj. showing love. caressing words
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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