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fondle Explained

fondle at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1593 (implied in fondly), "treat with indulgence and affection," freq. of fond "dote upon" (see fond). Sense of "caress" first recorded 1796. ///

fondle at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1600-1700; Origin: fond 'to love too much' (16-17 centuries), from FOND]// to gently touch and move your fingers over part of someone's body in a way that shows love or sexual desire// --She fondled his neck.//

fondle at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "fondle":
bear, bosom, care for, caress, cherish, clasp, cling to, clip,
cocker, coddle, cosset, cradle, cuddle, cultivate, dandle,
dry-nurse, embosom, embrace, entertain, feed, feel up, foster,
handle, harbor, have, have and hold, hold, hold on to, hug, keep,
knead, lavish care on, love, massage, mother, nestle, nose,
nourish, nurse, nurture, nuzzle, pamper, pat, pet, rub,
rub against, rub noses, snuggle, spoon-feed, stroke, suckle,
sustain, touch, treasure, treasure up, wet-nurse

fondle at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Endearment): caress, fondle, pet, hug, cuddle, fold in one's arms, nuzzle, embrace, kiss, smack, pucker up.

fondle at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[VN] to touch and move your hand gently over sb/sth, especially in a sexual way, or in order to show love

Fondle at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Fondle \Fon"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fondled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Fondling}.] [From {Fond}, v.]
To treat or handle with tenderness or in a loving manner; to
caress; as, a nurse fondles a child.

Syn: Syn.- See {Caress}.

fondle at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions; "He
stroked his long beard" [syn: {stroke}]

fondle at English (WD) Of Explained:



Frequentative of fond.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈfɒndl/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɒndəl


    Inter: en-verb » fondles|fondling|fondled|fondled

  • To touch or stroke lovingly.
    1. : Mothers fondle their babies.
    2. To grasp.
    3. : The lovers fondled each other.

      Derived terms

      * fondler

  • fondlingly


    * Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y


    Inter: trans-top » to fondle
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|ledhatoj, Inter: t- » sq|përkëdhel
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|لاطف|tr=laaTafa, Inter: t- » ar|ربت|tr=rábata
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|愛撫|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|爱抚|tr=àifǔ|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|laskat
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|liefkozen
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|karesi
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hyväillä, Inter: t+ » fi|kosketella
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|caresser

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|liebkosen, Inter: t- » de|kosen
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|accarezzare
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|愛撫|alt=愛撫する|tr=あいぶする, aibu-surú, Inter: t- » ja|かわいがる|tr=kawaigaru
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|어르다|tr=eoreuda|sc=Hang
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|acariciar
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|dezmierda, Inter: t+ » ro|mângâia
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ласкать|tr=laskát', Inter: t+ » ru|гладить|tr=gládit' Inter: qualifier » stroke
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|crkljati
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|acariciar

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * dandle
  • pet


    * enfold

  • Translation: et » fondle
    Translation: fr » fondle
    Translation: ko » fondle
    Translation: io » fondle
    Translation: it » fondle
    Translation: kn » fondle
    Translation: lt » fondle
    Translation: hu » fondle
    Translation: mg » fondle
    Translation: ml » fondle
    Translation: my » fondle
    Translation: pl » fondle
    Translation: fi » fondle
    Translation: ta » fondle
    Translation: te » fondle
    Translation: vi » fondle
    Translation: zh » fondle