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feel

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to have a vague awareness of
  • I feel trouble brewing in the town

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2 to come into bodily contact with (something) so as to perceive a slight pressure on the skin
  • feel this blanket and perceive how soft it is

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3 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it
  • with the birth of their first child the couple came to feel true happiness for the first time

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4 to have as an opinion
  • I just feel that we haven't explored all of our options for raising funds

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5 to search for something blindly or uncertainly
  • the sudden blackout had us feeling around in the dark for a flashlight

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6 to give the impression of being
  • it felt like a good idea at the time

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feel

noun

Synonyms of feel (Entry 2 of 2)

an indefinite physical response to a stimulus
  • the warm feel that fine cashmere gives

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The first known use of feel was before the 12th century

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“Feel.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/feel. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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