Synonyms of caress
strokeDictionary • Margaret held my arm in a gentle caress.
stroke • He was sending the ball into the net with each stroke.
pat • He gave her an encouraging pat on the shoulder.
embrace • a young couple locked in a passionate embrace
hug • She leapt out of the seat, and gave him a hug.
strokeDictionary • They kissed and caressed one another.
stroke • She was smoking a cigarette and stroking her cat.
cuddle • He cuddled their newborn baby.
fondle • He tried to kiss and fondle her.
pet • A woman sat petting a cocker spaniel.
embrace • Penelope came forward and embraced her sister.
hug • They hugged each other like a couple of lost children.
nuzzle • The dog came and nuzzled up against me.
neck (informal) • They were necking together on the sofa when I came in.
kiss • The wheels of the aircraft kissed the runway.
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• He cuddled their newborn baby.
embraceEmbrace is also a noun.
• a young couple locked in a passionate embrace
embraceIf you embrace someone, you put your arms around them and hold them tightly, usually in order to show your love or affection for them. You can also say that two people embrace.
• Penelope came forward and embraced her sister.
Thesaurus for caress from the Collins English Thesaurus