feel vs palpate what difference

what is difference between feel and palpate

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːl/, [fiːɫ]
  • Rhymes: -iːl

Etymology 1

From Middle English felen, from Old English fēlan (to feel, perceive, touch), from Proto-West Germanic *fōlijan (to feel).

Verb

feel (third-person singular simple present feels, present participle feeling, simple past and past participle felt)

  1. (heading) To use or experience the sense of touch.
    1. (transitive, copulative) To become aware of through the skin; to use the sense of touch on.
    2. (transitive) To find one’s way (literally or figuratively) by touching or using cautious movements.
    3. (intransitive) To receive information by touch or by any neurons other than those responsible for sight, smell, taste, or hearing.
    4. (intransitive) To search by sense of touch.
  2. (heading) To sense or think emotionally or judgmentally.
    1. (transitive) To experience an emotion or other mental state about.
      • Captain Edward Carlisle, soldier as he was, martinet as he was, felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, her alluring smile ; he could not tell what this prisoner might do.
    2. (transitive) To think, believe, or have an impression concerning.
    3. (intransitive, copulative) To experience an emotion or other mental state.
    4. (intransitive) To sympathise; to have the sensibilities moved or affected.
      • 1790, Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
        [She] feels with the dignity of a Roman matron.
      • 1738, Alexander Pope, Epilogue to the Satires
        who feel for all mankind
  3. (transitive) To be or become aware of.
  4. (transitive) To experience the consequences of.
  5. (copulative) To seem (through touch or otherwise).
  6. (transitive, US, slang) To understand.
Usage notes
  • When referring to the emotional state, most prescriptive grammarians prefer “I feel bad” to “I feel badly”, but “I feel badly” is widely used this way in US English.
  • Adjectives to which “feel” is often applied as a copula: free, cold, cool, warm, hot, young, old, good, great, fine, happy, glad, satisfied, excited, bad, depressed, unhappy, sad, blue, sorry, smart, stupid, loved, appreciated, accepted, rejected, lonely, isolated, insulted, offended, slighted, cheated, shy, refreshed, tired, exhausted, calm, relaxed, angry, annoyed, frustrated, anxious, worried, jealous, proud, confident, safe, grateful, uncomfortable, unsafe, insecure, desperate, guilty, ashamed, disappointed, dirty, odd, strange, ill, sick.
  • In senses 2,3, and 5, this is generally a stative verb that rarely takes the continuous inflection. See Category:English stative verbs
  • In older forms of English, when the pronoun thou was in active use, and verbs used -est for distinct second-person singular indicative forms, the verb feel had the form feelest, and had feltest for its past tense.
  • Similarly, when the ending -eth was in active use for third-person singular present indicative forms, the form feeleth was used.
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

feel (plural feels)

  1. A quality of an object experienced by touch.
    Bark has a rough feel.
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      And then something in the sound or the feel of the waters made him look down, and he perceived that the ebb had begun and the tide was flowing out to sea.
  2. A vague mental impression.
    You should get a feel of the area before moving in.
  3. An act of fondling.
    She gave me a quick feel to show that she loves me.
  4. A vague understanding.
    I’m getting a feel for what you mean.
  5. An intuitive ability.
    She has a feel for music.
  6. (chiefly US, slang) A feeling; an emotion.
    I know that feel.
Derived terms
  • cop a feel
  • get a feel for
  • mouthfeel
Descendants
  • Korean: (ppil)
Translations

Etymology 2

See fele.

Pronoun

feel

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) Alternative form of fele

Adjective

feel (not comparable)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) Alternative form of fele

Adverb

feel (not comparable)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) Alternative form of fele

References

Anagrams

  • elfe, fele, flee, leef

North Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian fēla.

Verb

feel

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) to feel

Old Catalan

Etymology

Inherited from Latin fidēlem (faithful). Replaced by the borrowing fidel in modern Catalan.

Adjective

feel

  1. faithful

Seri

Noun

feel (plural feeloj)

  1. mallard, Anas platyrhynchos


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin palpātus, perfect passive participle of palpō (touch softly).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: pălʹpāt, IPA(key): /ˈpælpeɪt/

Verb

palpate (third-person singular simple present palpates, present participle palpating, simple past and past participle palpated)

  1. To examine or otherwise explore through touch, particularly (medicine) in reference to an area or organ of the human body.
    • 1992 March 2, Richard Preston, The New Yorker, “The Mountains of Pi”:
      David reached inside with his fingers and palpated a logic board.
    I palpated his expired heart.

Synonyms

  • touch

Translations

Adjective

palpate (not comparable)

  1. Of palp, or having palp.

Related terms

  • palp
  • palpability
  • palpable
  • palpation
  • palpiform
  • palpitate
  • palpitation

Further reading

  • palpate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • palpate at OneLook Dictionary Search

Italian

Noun

palpate f

  1. plural of palpata

Verb

palpate

  1. inflection of palpare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of palpato

Anagrams

  • lappate

Latin

Verb

palpāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of palpō

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