(noun, verb)


1. a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)

- he showered her with caresses

- soft music was a fond caress

- the caresses of the breeze played over his face

Definition categories: act, stroke, stroking


1. touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

- He caressed her face

Similar word(s): fondle

Definition categories: contact, stroke

Sentences with caress as a verb:

- She loves being caressed by her boyfriend.