Synonyms for pat

Synonyms for (noun) pat

Synonyms: dab, tap, pat

Definition: a light touch or stroke

Similar words: touch, touching

Definition: the act of putting two things together with no space between them

Usage: at his touch the room filled with lights

Synonyms: pat, rap, tap

Definition: the sound made by a gentle blow

Similar words: sound

Definition: the sudden occurrence of an audible event

Usage: the sound awakened them

Synonyms for (verb) pat

Synonyms: pat, dab

Definition: hit lightly

Usage: pat him on the shoulder

Similar words: strike

Definition: deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

Usage: The teacher struck the child; the opponent refused to strike; The boxer struck the attacker dead

Synonyms: pat, chuck

Definition: pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin

Similar words: fondle, caress

Definition: touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

Usage: He caressed her face; They fondled in the back seat of the taxi

Synonyms for (adj) pat

Synonyms: pat

Definition: exactly suited to the occasion

Usage: a pat reply

Similar words: appropriate

Definition: suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc

Usage: a book not appropriate for children; a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity; it seems that an apology is appropriate

Synonyms: slick, glib, pat

Definition: having only superficial plausibility

Usage: glib promises; a slick commercial

Similar words: plausible

Definition: apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful

Usage: a plausible excuse

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