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touch as in the event of something coming in contact with the body
  • "he longed for the touch of her hand"
  • "the cooling touch of the night air"

Synonyms

  • touching arousing affect; the event of something coming in contact with the body; the act of putting two things together with no space between them
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touch as in the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
  • "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"

Synonyms

  • sense of touch the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
  • skin senses the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
  • touch modality the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
  • cutaneous senses the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
touch as in a suggestion of some quality
  • "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"
  • "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"

Synonyms

  • trace a just detectable amount; an indication that something has been present; a suggestion of some quality; a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image ; either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree ; a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle ; follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; make a mark or lines on a surface; to go back over again; pursue or chase relentlessly; discover traces of; make one's course or travel along a path; copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; read with difficulty
  • ghost move like a ghost; haunt like a ghost; write for someone else; a mental representation of some haunting experience; a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else ; the visible disembodied soul of a dead person ; a suggestion of some quality
touch as in a distinguishing style
  • "this room needs a woman's touch"

Synonyms

  • signature your name written in your own handwriting ; a distinguishing style; a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program ; the sharps or flats that follow the clef and indicate the key ; a sheet with several pages printed on it
touch as in the act of putting two things together with no space between them
  • "at his touch the room filled with lights"

Synonyms

  • touching arousing affect; the event of something coming in contact with the body; the act of putting two things together with no space between them
touch as in a slight but appreciable amount
  • "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

Synonyms

  • hint drop a hint; an indirect suggestion; a slight indication ; a slight but appreciable amount; a just detectable amount; an indication of potential opportunity
  • tinge affect as in thought or feeling; color lightly; a slight but appreciable amount; a pale or subdued color
  • mite a slight but appreciable amount; any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
  • pinch squeeze tightly between the fingers; make ridges into by pinching together ; make off with belongings of others ; cut the top off; irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear; a painful or straitened circumstance; an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed ; a slight but appreciable amount; a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; a small sharp bite or snip ; a squeeze with the fingers ; the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
  • jot write briefly or hurriedly; a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note ; a slight but appreciable amount
  • speck produce specks in or on; a very small spot; (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything ; a slight but appreciable amount
  • soupcon a slight but appreciable amount
touch as in a communicative interaction
  • "the pilot made contact with the base"
  • "he got in touch with his colleagues"

Synonyms

  • contact be in or establish communication with; be in direct physical contact with; close interaction; the act of touching physically; the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; the physical coming together of two or more things; a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; a channel for communication between groups; (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; a communicative interaction; a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
touch as in a slight attack of illness
  • "he has a touch of rheumatism"

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  • spot catch sight of ; detect with the senses; mar or impair with a flaw; make a spot or mark onto; become spotted; mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; a point located with respect to surface features of some region; a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising ; an outstanding characteristic; a blemish made by dirt; a small contrasting part of something; a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; a business establishment for entertainment; a job in an organization; a slight attack of illness; a small piece or quantity of something; a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit) ; a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
touch as in the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)
  • "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch"
touch as in the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
  • "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"
  • "the surface had a greasy feeling"

Synonyms

  • touch sensation the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
  • tactual sensation the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; the faculty of perceiving (via the skin) pressure or heat or pain
  • tactile sensation the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
  • feeling the experiencing of affective and emotional states; a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; a physical sensation that you experience; the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; an intuitive understanding of something
touch as in deftness in handling matters
  • "he has a master's touch"
touch as in the feel of mechanical action
  • "this piano has a wonderful touch"
touch as in make physical contact with, come in contact with
  • "Touch the stone for good luck"
  • "She never touched her husband"
touch as in perceive via the tactile sense
  • "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
touch as in affect emotionally
  • "A stirring movie"
  • "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

Synonyms

  • stir a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event; emotional agitation and excitement ; a rapid active commotion ; move an implement through; move very slightly; stir feelings in; stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; affect emotionally; summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; to begin moving; mix or add by stirring
touch as in be relevant to
  • "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
  • "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

Synonyms

  • refer make reference to; be relevant to; think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another; send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision; seek information from; have as a meaning; use a name to designate
  • pertain be relevant to; be a part or attribute of
  • relate make a logical or causal connection; be relevant to; give an account of; be in a relationship with; have or establish a relationship to
  • concern be relevant to; be on the mind of; something that interests you because it is important or affects you; an anxious feeling; a feeling of sympathy for someone or something; something or someone that causes anxiety; a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
  • come to cause to experience suddenly; be relevant to; attain; return to consciousness
  • bear on be relevant to; have an effect upon; press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; keep or maintain in unaltered condition
  • touch on refer to or discuss briefly ; be relevant to; restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; have an effect upon
  • have to do with be relevant to
touch as in be in direct physical contact with
  • "make contact"
  • "The two buildings touch"
  • "Their hands touched"
  • "The wire must not contact the metal cover"
  • "The surfaces contact at this point"

Synonyms

  • adjoin lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; be in direct physical contact with; attach or add
  • meet being precisely fitting and right; a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held ; come together; get together socially or for a specific purpose ; be adjacent or come together; fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction; collect in one place; get to know; meet by design; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; experience as a reaction; undergo or suffer; be in direct physical contact with
  • contact be in or establish communication with; be in direct physical contact with; close interaction; the act of touching physically; the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; the physical coming together of two or more things; a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; a channel for communication between groups; (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; a communicative interaction; a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
touch as in have an effect upon
  • "Will the new rules affect me?"

Synonyms

  • affect the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion ; have an effect upon; act physically on; connect closely and often incriminatingly; make believe with the intent to deceive; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
  • impact press or wedge together; have an effect upon; the striking of one body against another ; a forceful consequence; influencing strongly; the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
  • bear upon have an effect upon
  • bear on be relevant to; have an effect upon; press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; keep or maintain in unaltered condition
  • touch on refer to or discuss briefly ; be relevant to; restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; have an effect upon
touch as in deal with
  • "usually used with a form of negation"
  • "I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole"
  • "The local Mafia won't touch gambling"
touch as in cause to be in brief contact with
  • "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"
touch as in to extend as far as
  • "The sunlight reached the wall"
  • "Can he reach?"
  • "The chair must not touch the wall"

Synonyms

  • reach the limits within which something can be effective; an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; the act of physically reaching or thrusting out ; the limit of capability; reach a destination, either real or abstract; reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; move forward or upward in order to touch; be in or establish communication with; to gain with effort; to extend as far as; reach a goal; place into the hands or custody of; to exert much effort or energy
  • extend to to extend as far as
touch as in be equal to in quality or ability
  • "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"
  • "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"
  • "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"

Synonyms

  • equal a person who is of equal standing with another in a group ; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; be identical or equivalent to; be equal to in quality or ability; make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
  • rival be equal to in quality or ability; be the rival of, be in competition with; the contestant you hope to defeat
  • match lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete ; a burning piece of wood or cardboard; an exact duplicate; the score needed to win a match ; a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect ; a person who is of equal standing with another in a group ; a pair of people who live together; something that resembles or harmonizes with; be compatible, similar or consistent; provide funds complementary to; bring two objects, ideas, or people together; be equal to in quality or ability; make correspond or harmonize; give or join in marriage ; set into opposition or rivalry; be equal or harmonize; make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
touch as in tamper with
  • "Don't touch my CDs!"

Synonyms

  • disturb move deeply; change the arrangement or position of ; tamper with; destroy the peace or tranquility of; damage as if by shaking or jarring
touch as in make a more or less disguised reference to
  • "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

Synonyms

  • allude make a more or less disguised reference to
  • advert a public promotion of some product or service ; give heed (to); make a more or less disguised reference to; make reference to
touch as in comprehend
  • "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
touch as in consume
  • "She didn't touch her food all night"

Synonyms

  • partake have some of the qualities or attributes of something ; have, give, or receive a share of; consume
touch as in color lightly
  • "her greying hair was tinged blond"
  • "the leaves were tinged red in November"

Synonyms

  • tint color lightly; a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; a dye for coloring the hair ; a just detectable amount
  • tinct color lightly
  • tinge affect as in thought or feeling; color lightly; a slight but appreciable amount; a pale or subdued color

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