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Etymology

From [[caresse#|caresse]], from [[carezza#|carezza]] (dear), from {{la|cārus||dear}}, from Proto-Indo-European {{ine-pro|*kāro-}} (English [[whore#|whore]]), akin to Sanskrit काम (kāma, love).

Pronunciation

Noun

Caress (plural [[caresses#|caresses]])
  1. An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness.
    • Longfellow
      Wooed her with his soft caresses.
    • Macaulay
      He exerted himself to win by indulgence and caresses the hearts of all who were under his command.
  2. A gentle stroking or rubbing.

Verb

Caress (third-person singular simple present [[caresses#|caresses]], present participle [[caressing#|caressing]], simple past and past participle [[caressed#|caressed]])
  1. (Articlestransitive) To touch or kiss lovingly; to fondle.
    She loves being caressed by her boyfriend.
  2. (Articlestransitive) To affect as if with a caress.

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