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11:02 Mar 11, 2008
English to English translations [PRO]
Other / usage
English term or phrase: caress
Is it OK to say: "caress somebody's nostalgia [with something / somewhere, bringing sweet memories]"? Does "caress" have any bad connotation if this person happens to be one's mother? Any alternatives?
Mahammad Kalfat
Local time: 19:52
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1Caressed his mind with with gentle words.
Gary D
4stir / arouse / awakenSinead --


  

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
stir / arouse / awaken


Explanation:
some possibilities

Sinead --
Local time: 19:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Caressed his mind with with gentle words.


Explanation:
It is perfect for the use you have it in your sentence.
There is nothing bad about using the word in this context. It is quiet common.

Example sentence(s):
  • Caressed his mind with with gentle words. before he fell into his never ending sleep.
Gary D
Local time: 03:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 43

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Paul Lambert: I agree this is fine.
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