An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness.
To treat with tokens of fondness, affection, or kindness; to touch or speak to in a loving or endearing manner; to fondle.
a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it); "he showered her with caresses"; "soft music was a fond caress"; "the caresses of the breeze played over his face"
touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They caressed in the back seat of the taxi"
a special kind of touch
a way of expressing love, and when the recipient is a human person then the act is not duplicable