Associations to the word «Caress»

Wiktionary

CARESS, noun. An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness.
CARESS, noun. A gentle stroking or rubbing.
CARESS, verb. (transitive) To touch or kiss lovingly; to fondle.
CARESS, verb. (transitive) To affect as if with a caress.

Dictionary definition

CARESS, noun. 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".
CARESS, verb. Touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn