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Synonyms for coddle
ˈkɒd l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge(verb)

    treat with excessive indulgence

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

    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. coddle(verb)

    cook in nearly boiling water

    "coddle eggs"

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


  1. coddle(verb)

    To treat gently or with great care.

    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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. coddle

    spoil, humor, pamper, nurse, caress

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. coddle(v. a.)

    parboil, boil slightly

  2. coddle(v. a.)

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

  3. coddle(v. a.)

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

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  • глезя, угаждам, къкряBulgarian
  • rozmazlovatCzech
  • verhätscheln, verwöhnen, köcheln, überbehütenGerman
  • περιποιούμαι, καλομαθαίνω, φροντίζωGreek
  • dorlotiEsperanto
  • consentir, cocinar a fuego lento, mimar, malcriarSpanish
  • hauduttaaFinnish
  • dorloter, choyerFrench
  • लाड़ प्यार करनाHindi
  • 나약한 사람Korean

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