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touch

noun

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1 the state or fact of being able to exchange information regarding one's current situation
  • Everyone promised to keep in touch over the summer.
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3 something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind
  • Each designer has his or her own personal touches.
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4 an almost imperceptible sign of something
  • A touch of irritation tinged his voice as the candidate fielded yet another question about his personal finances.
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touch

verb

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1 to come into bodily contact with (something) so as to perceive a slight pressure on the skin
  • Be careful not to touch this pan—it's still hot!
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2 to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response
  • Your speech on the true meaning of patriotism touched me deeply.
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3 to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
  • Unfortunately, his insufferable arrogance tends to touch even the good deeds that he does.
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4 to be adjacent to
  • Our property touches theirs right where that big elm tree is.
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5 to be the business or affair of
  • This is an issue that touches everyone.
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affect, influence, touch, impress, strike, sway mean to produce or have an effect upon. affect implies the action of a stimulus that can produce a response or reaction.
    • the sight affected her to tears
influence implies a force that brings about a change (as in nature or behavior).
    • our beliefs are influenced by our upbringing
touch may carry a vivid suggestion of close contact and may connote stirring, arousing, or harming.
    • plants touched by frost
    • his emotions were touched by her distress
impress stresses the depth and persistence of the effect.
    • only one of the plans impressed him
strike, similar to but weaker than impress, may convey the notion of sudden sharp perception or appreciation.
    • struck by the solemnity of the occasion
sway implies the acting of influences that are not resisted or are irresistible, with resulting change in character or course of action.
    • politicians who are swayed by popular opinion


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