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caress (plural caresses)
- An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness. [from 1640s]
- Wooed her with his soft caresses.
- He exerted himself to win by indulgence and caresses the hearts of all who were under his command.
- A gentle stroking or rubbing.
- (transitive) To touch or kiss lovingly; to fondle.
- (transitive) To affect as if with a caress.
touch or kiss lovingly