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Synonyms for coddle
ˈkɒd lcod·dle

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  1. coddleverb

    To treat gently or with great care.

    Synonyms:
    pamper, cosset, posset

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. coddle

    To caress is less than to embrace; more dignified and less familiar than to fondle. A visitor caresses a friend's child; a mother fondles her babe. Fondling is always by touch; caressing may be also by words, or other tender and pleasing attentions.

    See synonyms for AFFRONT.

    Synonyms:
    caress, court, embrace, flatter, fondle, kiss, pamper, pet

    Preposition:
    Caressed by or with the hand; caressed by admirers, at court.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. coddle

    Synonyms:
    spoil, humor, pamper, nurse, caress

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulgeverb

    treat with excessive indulgence

    "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

    Synonyms:
    pamper, frustrate, scotch, botch, bilk, baby, itch, bungle, muck up, impair, mishandle, bumble, plunder, gratify, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, flub, fumble, vitiate, rape, thwart, ball up, featherbed, bollocks up, bollocks, screw up, baffle, mess up, luxuriate, despoil, deflower, louse up, bollix, mar, indulge, muff, violate, pander, cocker, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bobble, bollix up, cosset, spoil, corrupt, bodge

  2. coddleverb

    cook in nearly boiling water

    "coddle eggs"

    Synonyms:
    cosset, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge, baby, cocker, featherbed, pamper

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. coddleverb

    Synonyms:
    parboil, boil slightly

  2. coddleverb

    Synonyms:
    humor, coax, cajole, wheedle, court, STUFF, pay court to, fawn upon, curry favor with, try to win by adulation

  3. coddleverb

    Synonyms:
    fondle, caress, pet, treat with fondness, make much of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. coddleverb

    Synonyms:
    parboil, pamper, fondle, cocker, humor, indulge

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "coddle":

    pamper

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How to use coddle in a sentence?

  1. Tom Meadows:

    There’s a time to coddle, a time to be positive, but sometimes you’ve got to hold the law, you tell them, ‘You say you want to do this? Well let’s go.'.


Translations for coddle

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  • глезя, къкря, угаждамBulgarian
  • rozmazlovatCzech
  • verhätscheln, verwöhnen, überbehüten, köchelnGerman
  • καλομαθαίνω, φροντίζω, περιποιούμαιGreek
  • dorlotiEsperanto
  • consentir, mimar, cocinar a fuego lento, malcriarSpanish
  • hauduttaaFinnish
  • dorloter, choyerFrench
  • लाड़ प्यार करनाHindi
  • 나약한 사람Korean

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