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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ca·ress /kəˈrɛs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·ress n.  An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness.
    Wooed her with his soft caresses.   --Langfellow.
    He exerted himself to win by indulgence and caresses the hearts of all who were under his command.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·ress, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caressed p. pr. & vb. n. Caressing.]  To treat with tokens of fondness, affection, or kindness; to touch or speak to in a loving or endearing manner; to fondle.
    The lady caresses the rough bloodhound.   --Sir W. Scott.
 Syn: -- To fondle; embrace; pet; coddle; court; flatter.
 Usage: -- Caress, Fondle. “We caress by words or actions; we fondle by actions only.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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
      v : touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He
          caressed her face"; "They caressed in the back seat of
          the taxi"