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coddle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of coddle

  1. 1 to cook in a liquid heated to the point that it gives off steam <a hearty, traditional breakfast that included coddled eggs> Synonyms boil, parboil, poach, simmer, stewRelated Words scald; braise, fricassee, pressure-cook, smother, steam; reboil

  2. 2 to treat with great or excessive care <accused the judiciary of coddling criminals> Synonyms cocker, baby, cosset, dandle, indulge, mollycoddle, nurse, pamper, spoil, wet-nurseRelated Words cater (to), humor; content, delight, gladden, gratify, mother, oblige, please, satisfy; appease, mollify, pacify, placate, sootheNear Antonyms control, discipline, restrain; oppress; neglect, overlook, slight; molest, outrage, violate; harass, harm, hurt, injure, oppress, persecute, torment, torture, victimizeAntonyms abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, manhandle, mishandle, mistreat, misuse




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