gentle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdʒɛntəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdʒɛntəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling( jentl)


Inflections of 'gentle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
gentles
v 3rd person singular
gentling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
gentled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
gentled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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gentle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. [needs, requires] a gentle touch
  2. [requires, calls for, has] a gentle hand
  3. please, be gentle (with me)
  4. need to be gentle with
  5. has a gentle voice
  6. she said in a gentle voice
  7. is gentle with [children, her toys]
  8. is gentle on the skin
  9. a gentle breeze was blowing
  10. be as gentle as possible
  11. is really a gentle giant
  12. gentle and [kind, humble, loving, effective]
  13. [take, do] some gentle [stretching, exercises]
  14. wash clothes on the gentle cycle
  15. is gentle on [fabrics, cotton, clothes]
  16. a gentle slope leading [up to, away from]
  17. apply gentle pressure (to)
  18. gave him a gentle [push, tap, nudge]
  19. just needs a gentle push
  20. (just) a gentle reminder (that)
  21. the gentle [art, skill] of (sculpting)
v
  1. gentle a [horse, baby, crying baby]
  2. gentle a [lion, beast, wild animal, hardened criminal]
  3. gentled the [crowd, protesters, people]
  4. gentled her [aggression, emotions, attacks, violent tendencies]
  5. gentled and [trained, domesticated]
  6. her [tone, voice] gentled
  7. the [wind, storm, torrential rain] gentled
  8. gentled [slightly, considerably, somewhat]
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