Synonyms of feel
1 experienceDictionary • He was still feeling pain from a stomach injury.
experience • couples who have experienced the trauma of divorce
suffer • The peace process has suffered a serious blow now.
bear • He bore his sufferings manfully.
endure • He'd endured years of pain and sleepless nights because of arthritis.
undergo • New recruits have been undergoing training in recent weeks.
have a sensation of
have • He might be having a heart attack.
2 touchDictionary • The doctor felt his head.
touch • Her tiny hand gently touched my face.
handle • Be careful when handling young animals.
run your hands over
finger • He fingered the few coins in his pocket.
stroke • She was smoking a cigarette and stroking her cat.
caress • They kissed and caressed one another.
fondle • He tried to kiss and fondle her.
3 be aware of • He felt her leg against his.
be aware of
have a sensation of
be sensible of
4 perceiveDictionary • He felt something was nearby.
perceive • He was beginning to perceive the true nature of their relationship.
sense • He had sensed what might happen.
know • Would she know you if she saw you on the street?
5 gropeDictionary • He felt his way down the wooden staircase.
grope • He groped in his pocket for his wallet.
fumble • She crept from the bed and fumbled for her dressing gown.
6 senseDictionary • I feel that he still misses her.
have a feeling
have the impression
have a hunch
feel in your bones
7 believeDictionary • They felt that the police could not guarantee their safety.
believe • I believe you have something of mine.
consider • I had always considered myself a strong, competent woman.
judge • It will take a few more years to judge the impact of these ideas.
deem • He said he would used force if he deemed it necessary.
think • She thought he was about seventeen years old.
hold • She holds that it is not admissible to ordain women.
be of the opinion that
8 seemDictionary • The air feels wet and cold on these evenings.
seem • Everyone seems busy except us.
appear • She did her best to appear more confident than she felt.
strike you as
9 noticeDictionary • The charity is still feeling the effects of revelations about its former president.
notice • People should not hesitate to contact the police if they notice anything suspicious.
note • Suddenly I noted that the rain had stopped.
observe • In 1664 Hooke observed a reddish spot on the surface of the planet.
perceive • I perceived a number of changes.
detect • He could detect a certain sadness in her face.
discern • Under the bridge we could just discern a shadowy figure.
1 textureDictionary • a crisp papery feel
texture • It is used in moisturisers to give them a silky texture.
finish • The finish of the woodwork was excellent.
touch • Our sense of touch is programmed to diminish with age.
2 impressionDictionary • He wanted to get the feel of the place.
impression • My impression is that they are totally out of control.
feeling • a feeling of opulence and grandeur
air • The meal gave the occasion an almost festive air.
sense • There is no sense of urgency on either side.
atmosphere • The muted decor adds to the relaxed atmosphere.
mood • First set the mood with some music.
aura • She had an aura of authority.
ambience • The overall ambience of the room is cosy.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ feel for someone
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airIf you say that someone or something has a particular air, you mean that they give this general impression.
• The meal gave the occasion an almost festive air.
ambienceThe ambience of a place is the character and atmosphere that it seems to have.
• The overall ambience of the room is cosy.
appearIf someone or something appears to have a particular quality or characteristic, they give the impression of having that quality or characteristic.
• She did her best to appear more confident than she felt.
Thesaurus for feel from the Collins English Thesaurus
to perceive (something) by touching
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