Fon·dle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fondled p. pr. & vb. n. Fondling ] To treat or handle with tenderness or in a loving manner; to caress; as, a nurse fondles a child.
Syn:- See Caress.
v : touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions; "He
stroked his long beard" [syn: stroke]