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Synonyms for pet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pet(noun)

    a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement

    favourite, ducky, positron emission tomography, dearie, favorite, deary, darling


  2. darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky(noun)

    a special loved one

    positron emission tomography, deary, favorite, darling, dearie, ducky, front-runner, favourite


  3. pet(noun)

    a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)

    favourite, ducky, positron emission tomography, dearie, favorite, deary, darling


  4. positron emission tomography, PET(adj)

    using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)

    favourite, ducky, positron emission tomography, favorite, dearie, deary, darling


  5. favored, favorite(a), favourite(a), best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent(verb)

    preferred above all others and treated with partiality

    "the favored child"


  6. pet(verb)

    stroke or caress gently

    "pet the lamb"


  7. pet(verb)

    stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pet

    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, coddle, court, embrace, flatter, fondle, kiss, pamper

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pet(n)

    darling, fondling, favorite, cosset, jewel, minion, idol

    horror, bugbear, aversion, scarecrow

Editors Contribution

  1. friend

    why i say pet is a friend is because they are our everyday companion in whatever little things we do at home which involves fun and out door activities.

    example. fetch a ball when playing soccer or tennis

    Submitted by christinemariye60 on April 13, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pet(n.)

    fondling, darling, favorite

  2. pet(n.)

    MIFF, angry mood, fit of peevishness

  3. pet(a.)

    favorite, especially liked

  4. pet(v. a.)

    fondle, indulge, caress, make much of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tep, pets, animal, fart, toe, caress, favourite

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. PET

    PET scan, positron emission transaxial tomography Imaging

How to use pet in a sentence?

  1. Bruno Chomel:

    We are not saying that you should get rid of the pet.

  2. Mark Healy:

    PET is a great resource and can have benefits for people.

  3. Lori Weise:

    Such a simple thing as a dog license could keep that pet with that person.

  4. Jeanne Nutter:

    Why don't you hang on to him, Jayme? it would be good for you to pet a dog.

  5. Billy Graham:

    A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.

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Translations for pet

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • حيوان منزلي, حيوان اليفArabic
  • mascotaCatalan, Valencian
  • domácí mazlíčekCzech
  • kæle, kæledyrDanish
  • streicheln, Heimtier, Haustier, Pet, LieblingGerman
  • dorlotbesto, karesi, hejmbesto, karesiĝi, dombestoEsperanto
  • mascota, acariciarSpanish
  • hyväillä, silittää, lellikki, lemmikki, lemmikkieläinFinnish
  • chouchou, animal de compagnie, peloter, caresser, se peloter, animal familierFrench
  • peataIrish
  • חיית מחמדHebrew
  • simogat, házi kedvencHungarian
  • animale domestico, accarezzareItalian
  • ペット, 撫でるJapanese
  • შინაური ცხოველიGeorgian
  • 펫, 愛玩動物, 애완동물Korean
  • maimoa, mōkaiMāori
  • милува, мињон, љубимец, гали, домашен миленик, се гали, домашно миленичеMacedonian
  • haiwan peliharaanMalay
  • aaien, strelen, huisdierDutch
  • kjæle, kjærtegne, kose med, kjæledyrNorwegian
  • łį́į́ʼNavajo, Navaho
  • animal de estimação, acariciarPortuguese
  • mângâiaRomanian
  • ласкаться, ласкать, домашнее животное, питомец, любимец, гладитьRussian
  • mezimac, мезимац, ljubimac, maziti, миловати, miljenik, мазити, milovati, љубимац, миљеникSerbo-Croatian
  • husdjur, klappa, sällskapsdjur, keldjur, smekaSwedish
  • nimülVolapük
  • ukuntoko, ukunto, isilwane sasekhayaZulu

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