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adjective     gentle pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
  1. 1
    a gentle person is kind and calm

    Joe is such a gentle, loving boy.

    1. a.
      used about people’s behavior

      Mother’s manner was always gentle.

      a gentle smile

  2. 2
    gentle movement does not use or need a lot of force or effort

    a gentle riverside stroll

    She gave a gentle pull on the dog’s leash.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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