Synonyms for (noun) caress

Synonyms: caress

Definition: a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)

Usage: he showered her with caresses; soft music was a fond caress; the caresses of the breeze played over his face

Similar words: stroke, stroking

Definition: a light touch with the hands

Synonyms for (verb) caress

Synonyms: fondle, caress

Definition: touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

Usage: He caressed her face; They fondled in the back seat of the taxi

Similar words: stroke

Definition: touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions

Usage: He stroked his long beard