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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
feel (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to handle or touch in order to examine, test, or explore some quality
b) to perceive by a physical sensation coming from discrete end organs (as of the skin or muscles)
2.
a) to undergo passive experience of
b) to have one's sensibilities markedly affected by
3.
to ascertain by cautious trial - usually used with out
4.
a) to be aware of by instinct or inference
intransitive verb
b) - believe think say what you really feel
1.
a) to receive or be able to receive a tactile sensation
b) to search for something by using the sense of touch
2.
a) to be conscious of an inward impression, state of mind, or physical condition
b) to have a marked sentiment or opinion - feels strongly about it
3.
- seem it feels like spring today
4.
to have sympathy or pity - I feel for you
feel (noun)
1.
- sensation feeling
2.
the sense of touch
3.
a) the quality of a thing as imparted through or as if through touch
b) typical or peculiar quality or atmosphere , also an awareness of such a quality or atmosphere
4.
intuitive knowledge or ability
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
feel (noun)
an indefinite physical response to a stimulus
SYNONIMS:
feel, feeling, sense
RELATED WORDS:
impression, perception; hint, suggestion, touch
feel (verb)
1.
to have a vague awareness of
SYNONIMS:
perceive, scent, see, sense, smell, taste
RELATED WORDS:
behold, descry, discern, distinguish, espy, eye, look (at), note, notice, observe, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spy, view, witness; ascertain, catch on (to), discover, find out, hear, learn, realize; anticipate, divine, expect, foreknow, foresee; assume, conjecture, guess, presume, speculate, suppose, surmise, suspect
feel (verb)
2.
to come into bodily contact with (something) so as to perceive a slight pressure on the skin
SYNONIMS:
feel
RELATED WORDS:
caress, embrace, finger, fondle, hug, kiss, lip, nose, nudge, nuzzle, paw, rub, stroke; palp, palpate; brush, graze, shave, skim; clasp, clench, cling (to), clutch, grasp, grip, handle, hold, palm; chuck, clap, dab, flick, pat, tag, tap, tip; hit, knock, pound, rap, whack
feel (verb)
3.
to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it
SYNONIMS:
endure, feel, have, know, pass, see, suffer, sustain, taste, undergo, witness
RELATED WORDS:
encounter, meet; accept, receive; assimilate, digest
feel (verb)
4.
to have as an opinion
SYNONIMS:
allow, conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon, suppose, think
RELATED WORDS:
regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, infer
NEAR ANTONYMS:
distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject
feel (verb)
5.
to search for something blindly or uncertainly
SYNONIMS:
feel, fish, fumble, scrabble
RELATED WORDS:
grabble; cast about, hunt, look, reach, seek (out); capture, clutch, corral, get, grab, nab, nail, seize, snatch; comb, dig (through), dredge, rake, ransack, rifle, rummage, scour
feel (verb)
6.
to give the impression of being
SYNONIMS:
act, appear, come across (as), come off (as), feel, look, make, sound
RELATED WORDS:
dissemble, pretend; recall, resemble, suggest; hint, imply, insinuate
feel (verb)
to have sympathy for
SYNONIMS:
ache (for), bleed (for), commiserate (with), compassionate, condole (with), feel (for), sympathize (with), yearn (over)
RELATED WORDS:
care (for); grieve (for), sorrow (for); love; empathize (with), identify (with); tolerate, understand
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; dislike, hate, scorn
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