Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb touch

15 senses of touch

Sense 1
touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")
          Phrasal Verb-> touch down#1

Sense 2
touch -- (perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her")
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 3
touch, stir -- (affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy")
       => affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 4
refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with -- (be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments")

Sense 5
touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

Sense 6
affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 7
touch -- (deal with; usually used with a form of negation; "I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole"; "The local Mafia won't touch gambling")
       => manage, deal, care, handle -- (be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old")

Sense 8
touch -- (cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

Sense 9
reach, extend to, touch -- (to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 10
equal, touch, rival, match -- (be equal to in quality or ability; "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")
       => compete, vie, contend -- (compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others)

Sense 11
touch, disturb -- (tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 12
allude, touch, advert -- (make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it")
       => hint, suggest -- (drop a hint; intimate by a hint)

Sense 13
touch -- (comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

Sense 14
partake, touch -- (consume; "She didn't touch her food all night")
       => consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")

Sense 15
tint, tinct, tinge, touch -- (color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November")
       => color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in -- (add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film")

Antonyms of adj touched

3 senses of touched

Sense 1
touched (vs. untouched) -- (having come into contact)

untouched (vs. touched) -- (not having come in contact)

Sense 2
moved (predicate) (vs. unmoved), affected, stirred, touched -- (being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion; "too moved to speak"; "very touched by the stranger's kindness")


Sense 3
fey, touched (predicate) -- (slightly insane)

INDIRECT (VIA insane) -> sane -- (mentally healthy; free from mental disorder; "appears to be completely sane")

Similarity of adj touched

3 senses of touched

Sense 1
touched (vs. untouched) -- (having come into contact)
       => brushed -- (touched lightly in passing; grazed against; "of all the people brushed against in a normal day on a city street I remember not a one")
       => grazed -- (scraped or touched lightly in passing; "his grazed and bleeding arm proved he had been in the line of fire")

Sense 2
moved (predicate) (vs. unmoved), affected, stirred, touched -- (being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion; "too moved to speak"; "very touched by the stranger's kindness")
       => sick -- (deeply affected by a strong feeling; "sat completely still, sick with envy"; "she was sick with longing")
          Also See-> affected#1; emotional#2

Sense 3
fey, touched (predicate) -- (slightly insane)
       => insane (vs. sane) -- (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter")

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