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Adjective gentle has 7 senses
  1. gentle - soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; "a gentle reprimand"; "a vein of gentle irony"; "poked gentle fun at him"
    intense (indirect, via mild)
  2. gentle - having or showing a kindly or tender nature; "the gentle touch of her hand"; "her gentle manner was comforting"; "a gentle sensitive nature"; "gentle blue eyes"
    unkind (indirect, via kind)
  3. gentle - quiet and soothing; "a gentle voice"; "a gentle nocturne"
    loud (indirect, via soft)
  4. aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician - belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes"
    Antonym: lowborn (indirect, via noble)
  5. docile, gentle - easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"
    Antonyms: wild, untamed (indirect, via tame)
  6. easy, gentle, soft - having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
    Antonym: heavy (indirect, via light)
  7. easy, gentle - marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope"
    Antonym: steep (indirect, via gradual)
Verb gentle has 3 senses
  1. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle - cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
    --1 is one way to calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. ennoble, gentle, entitle - give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    --2 is one way to promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. gentle - stroke soothingly
    --3 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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