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touch

Synonyms of touch in English:

verb

  • 1 his shoes were touching the end of the bed
    be in contact with, come into contact with, meet, join, connect with, converge with, be contiguous with, be against
  • 2 he touched her cheek
    press lightly, tap, pat;
    brush, graze, put a hand to
  • 3 nobody can touch her when she's on her game
    compare with, rival, compete with, come/get close to, be on a par with, equal, match, be a match for, be in the same class/league as, measure up to;
    better, beat
    informal hold a candle to
  • 4 you're not supposed to touch the computer
    handle, hold, pick up, move;
    meddle with, play about with, fiddle with, interfere with, tamper with, disturb, lay a finger on;
    use, employ, make use of
  • 5 people whose lives have been touched by the recession
    affect, impact, have an effect on, have an impact on, make a difference to, change
  • 6 years later she wrote to tell them how much their kindnesses had touched her
    affect, move, tug at someone's heartstrings;
    leave an impression on, have an effect on
  • noun

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  • 1 he felt her touch on his shoulder
    tap, pat;
    stroke, caress;
    brush, graze;
    hand
  • 3 a touch of sadness
    trace, bit, grain, hint, suggestion, suspicion, scintilla, tinge, overtone, undertone, note;
    dash, taste, drop, dab, dribble, pinch, speck, soupçon
  • 4 the oil lamps are a nice touch
    detail, feature, point;
    addition, accessory
  • 5 have you been in touch with him?
    contact, communication, correspondence;
    connection, association, interaction
  • Word links

    tactile relating to the sense of touch

    Phrases

    touch down
    1
    the plane is expected to touch down in San Juan
    land, alight, come down, put down, arrive
    touch off
    2
    the action touched off a string of protests
    cause, spark, trigger, start, set in motion, ignite, stir up, provoke, give rise to, lead to, generate, set off
    touch on/upon
    3
    his speech is sure to touch on the subject of school vouchers
    refer to, mention, comment on, speak on, remark on, bring up, raise, broach, allude to;
    cover, deal with
    touch something up
    4
  • 1.1 these paints are handy for touching up small areas
    repaint, retouch, patch, fix;
    renovate, refurbish, revamp
  • 2.1 the editor touched up my prose
    improve, enhance, make better, refine, give the finishing touches to
    informal tweak
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