Synonyms of feel in English:

feel


See definition of feel

verb

1‘she encourages her customers to feel the fabrics’

SYNONYMS

touch, stroke, caress, fondle, finger, thumb, handle, manipulate, fiddle with, play with, toy with, maul

put one's hand on, lay a finger on

informal paw

2‘she felt a steady breeze on her back’

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perceive, sense, detect, discern, make out, notice, observe, identify

be sensible of, have a sensation of, be aware of, be conscious of

3‘the patient does not feel pain during the procedure’

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experience, undergo, go through, bear, endure, suffer, be forced to contend with

know, have

4‘he began to feel his way towards the door’

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grope, fumble, scrabble, pick, poke, explore

5‘feel the temperature of the water’

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test, try, try out, assess

6‘he feels that he should go to the meeting’

SYNONYMS

believe, think, consider it right, consider, fancy, be of the opinion, hold, maintain, judge, deem

suspect, suppose, assume, presume, conclude, come to the conclusion that

North American figure

informal reckon

ANTONYMS

doubt

7‘I feel that he is only biding his time’

SYNONYMS

sense, have a feeling, get the impression, feel in one's bones, have a hunch, have a funny feeling, just know, intuit

8‘the air feels damp’

SYNONYMS

seem, appear, strike one as


noun

1‘in murky water the divers work by feel’

SYNONYMS

touch, sense of touch, tactile sense, tactility, feeling, feeling one's way, contact

texture

2‘he liked the feel of the paper’

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texture, surface, finish, grain, nap

weight, thickness, consistency

quality, character

3‘lighting can radically alter the feel of a room’

SYNONYMS

atmosphere, ambience, aura, mood, feeling, air, impression, climate, character, overtone, undertone, tenor, spirit, quality, flavour, colour

informal vibrations, vibes, vibe

rare subcurrent

4‘he has a real feel for the language’

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aptitude, knack, flair, bent, talent, gift, art, trick, faculty, ability, propensity, inclination

head, mind, brain

informal know-how


Phrases

    feel for

      ‘the press persecuted John and I felt for him’

      SYNONYMS

      sympathize with, be sorry for, pity, feel pity for, feel sympathy for, feel compassion for, empathize with, identify with, be moved by, weep for, grieve for, sorrow for

      commiserate with, condole with

      archaic

      compassion

      feel
    feel like

      ‘I feel like an ice cream’

      SYNONYMS

      want, would like, wish for, desire, fancy, feel in need of, feel the need for, long for, crave, hanker after, pine for, thirst for, be desperate for, be bent on

      informal

      have a yen for, yen for, be dying for