Synonyms for touch

Synonyms for (noun) touch

Synonyms: touch, touching

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

Usage: at his touch the room filled with lights

Similar words: human action, human activity, deed, act

Definition: something that people do or cause to happen


Synonyms: signature, touch

Definition: a distinguishing style

Usage: this room needs a woman's touch

Similar words: way, style, manner, fashion, mode

Definition: how something is done or how it happens

Usage: her dignified manner; his rapid manner of talking; their nomadic mode of existence; in the characteristic New York style; a lonely way of life; in an abrasive fashion


Synonyms: touch

Definition: the feel of mechanical action

Usage: this piano has a wonderful touch

Similar words: feel, tactile property

Definition: a property perceived by touch


Synonyms: touch

Definition: deftness in handling matters

Usage: he has a master's touch

Similar words: deftness, facility, quickness, adeptness, adroitness

Definition: skillful performance or ability without difficulty

Usage: his quick adeptness was a product of good design; he was famous for his facility as an archer


Synonyms: skin senses, sense of touch, touch, touch modality, cutaneous senses

Definition: the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)

Usage: only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

Similar words: exteroception

Definition: sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body


Similar words: somatosense

Definition: any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain


Synonyms: feeling, tactile sensation, tactual sensation, touch, touch sensation

Definition: the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin

Usage: she likes the touch of silk on her skin; the surface had a greasy feeling

Similar words: perception

Definition: the process of perceiving


Synonyms: ghost, touch, trace

Definition: a suggestion of some quality

Usage: there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone; he detected a ghost of a smile on her face

Similar words: proposition, proffer, suggestion

Definition: a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

Usage: it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse


Synonyms: touch

Definition: the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)

Usage: he watched the beggar trying to make a touch

Similar words: solicitation

Definition: an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status

Usage: a solicitation to the king for relief


Synonyms: contact, touch

Definition: a communicative interaction

Usage: the pilot made contact with the base; he got in touch with his colleagues

Similar words: communicating, communication

Definition: the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

Usage: they could not act without official communication from Moscow


Synonyms: touch, touching

Definition: the event of something coming in contact with the body

Usage: he longed for the touch of her hand; the cooling touch of the night air

Similar words: impinging, striking, contact

Definition: the physical coming together of two or more things

Usage: contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull


Synonyms: soupcon, speck, tinge, touch, hint, mite, jot, pinch

Definition: a slight but appreciable amount

Usage: this dish could use a touch of garlic

Similar words: small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

Definition: an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude


Synonyms: spot, touch

Definition: a slight attack of illness

Usage: he has a touch of rheumatism

Similar words: attack

Definition: a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition

Usage: an attack of diarrhea

Synonyms for (verb) touch

Synonyms: touch, touch on, impact, affect, bear on, bear upon

Definition: have an effect upon

Usage: Will the new rules affect me?

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: tinct, tinge, tint, touch

Definition: color lightly

Usage: her greying hair was tinged blond; the leaves were tinged red in November

Similar words: color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize

Definition: add color to

Usage: The child colored the drawings; Fall colored the trees; colorize black and white film


Synonyms: touch

Definition: comprehend

Usage: He could not touch the meaning of the poem

Similar words: understand

Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means


Synonyms: advert, allude, touch

Definition: make a more or less disguised reference to

Usage: He alluded to the problem but did not mention it

Similar words: suggest, hint

Definition: drop a hint; intimate by a hint


Synonyms: touch, partake

Definition: consume

Usage: She didn't touch her food all night

Similar words: consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Definition: serve oneself to, or consume regularly

Usage: Have another bowl of chicken soup!; I don't take sugar in my coffee


Synonyms: touch

Definition: cause to be in brief contact with

Usage: He touched his toes to the horse's flanks

Similar words: touch

Definition: make physical contact with, come in contact with

Usage: Touch the stone for good luck; She never touched her husband


Synonyms: touch, disturb

Definition: tamper with

Usage: Don't touch my CDs!

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: touch, stir

Definition: affect emotionally

Usage: A stirring movie; I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy

Similar words: affect, strike, move, impress

Definition: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Usage: This child impressed me as unusually mature; This behavior struck me as odd


Synonyms: touch

Definition: perceive via the tactile sense

Usage: Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her

Similar words: comprehend, perceive

Definition: to become aware of through the senses

Usage: I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon


Synonyms: touch

Definition: deal with; usually used with a form of negation

Usage: I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole; The local Mafia won't touch gambling

Similar words: deal, handle, manage, care

Definition: be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

Usage: I can deal with this crew of workers; This blender can't handle nuts; She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old


Synonyms: equal, touch, rival, match

Definition: be equal to in quality or ability

Usage: Nothing can rival cotton for durability; Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues; Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents

Similar words: contend, vie, compete

Definition: compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others


Synonyms: touch, extend to, reach

Definition: to extend as far as

Usage: The sunlight reached the wall; Can he reach? The chair must not touch the wall

Similar words: be

Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?