Caress vs Endear - What's the difference?

caress | endear |


As verbs the difference between caress and endear

is that caress is to touch or kiss lovingly; to fondle while endear is (obsolete) to make (something) more precious or valuable.

As a noun caress

is an act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness.

caress

English

Noun

(caresses)
  • 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.
  • A gentle stroking or rubbing.
  • Verb

  • To touch or kiss lovingly; to fondle.
  • She loves being caressed by her boyfriend.
  • To affect as if with a caress.
  • Synonyms

    * hold * soothe * stroke * kiss

    Antonyms

    * poke * stab * strike * hit

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    endear

    English

    Alternative forms

    * indear

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To make (something) more precious or valuable.
  • (obsolete) To make (something) more expensive; to increase the cost of.
  • (obsolete) To stress (something) as important; to exaggerate.
  • *, II.18:
  • *:Salvianus Massiliensis this Testimonie, might say, it is now rather deemed a vertue among them.
  • To make (someone) dear or precious.
  • Synonyms

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