(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. touch, taste; experience; bear, suffer, endure (see durability); infer, intuit; explore. —n. emotion, feeling; touch; informal, aptitude, understanding. See reasoning, intellect.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. touch, sensation, quality, air; see character 1 , feeling 2 , texture 1 .
1. [To examine by touch]
Syn. touch, handle, finger, explore, stroke, palm, caress, manipulate, press, squeeze, fondle, tickle, paw, feel for, fumble, grope, grasp, grapple, grip, clutch, clasp, run the fingers over, brush, pinch, poke, probe, prod, palpate, twiddle, contact, fiddle with*.
2. [To experience]
Syn. sense, perceive, apprehend, be aware of, be conscious of, observe, be moved by, respond, be sensible of, welcome, know, intuit, be affected by, be sensitive to, have the experience of, undergo, go through, taste, take to heart.
Ant. ignore*, be insensitive to, be unaware of.
3. [To believe]
Syn. consider, hold, sense, think; see assume 1 , believe 1 .
4. [To give an impression through touch]
Syn. appear, exhibit, suggest; see seem .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
flair, knack, aptitude, ability, faculty, gift, talent, hang.
1. touch handle, finger, caress, palpate, stroke, fondle, grasp, squeeze, probe, grope, run hands over.
2. sense experience, perceive, comprehend, know, understand, discern, notice, apprehend, detect, enjoy, suffer.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To be physically aware of through the senses: experience, have. See KNOWLEDGE. 2. To bring the hands or fingers, for example, into contact with so as to give or receive a physical sensation: finger, handle, palpate, touch. See TOUCH. 3. To reach about or search blindly or uncertainly: fumble, grabble, grope, poke. See SEEK, TOUCH. 4. To participate in or partake of personally: experience, go through, have, know, meet1 (with), see, suffer, taste (of), undergo. Archaic: prove. Idiom: run up against. See PARTICIPATE. 5. To be intuitively aware of: apprehend, intuit, perceive, sense. Idioms: feel in one's bones, get vibrations. See KNOWLEDGE. 6. To undergo an emotional reaction: experience, have, know, savor, taste. See FEELINGS. 7. To experience or express compassion: ache, commiserate, compassionate, pity, sympathize, yearn. Idioms: be sorry, have (or take) pity. See PITY. 8. To view in a certain way: believe, hold, sense, think. See OPINION. II noun 1. A particular sensation conveyed by means of physical contact: feeling, touch. See TOUCH. 2. The faculty or ability to perceive tactile stimulation: feeling, tactility, touch. See TOUCH. 3. A general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic: air, ambiance, atmosphere, aura, feeling, mood, smell, tone. See BE. 4. The proper method for doing, using, or handling something: knack, trick. Informal: hang. See ABILITY.

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