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To treat someone with great or excessive care or kindness - thesaurus

Synonyms

infantilize

verb

to treat someone like a child

spoil

verb

to treat someone with a lot of care and kindness

pamper

verb

to look after someone very well, especially by making them feel very comfortable or by giving them nice things

cherish

verb

to look after someone or something because you love them very much

cosset

verb

formal to give someone a lot of care and attention, often too much

fuss over

to give a person or animal a lot of attention to show that you love them

do well by someone

to treat someone in a fair or generous way

indulge

verb

to allow someone to do what they want or enjoy

wait on someone hand and foot

to do everything for someone so that they do not have to do anything for themselves

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baby

verb

to treat someone like a young child when they are old enough to do things for themselves

cluck

verb

to give someone or something a lot of attention, especially attention that they do not want or need

coddle

verb

to treat someone in a way that gives them too much protection from harm or difficult experiences

dance attendance on someone

to behave like someone’s servant by being always ready to do what they ask you to do

do right by someone

to deal with someone in a kind way, as you should

go easy on someone

to not be very angry or severe when you are dealing with someone

handle/treat someone with kid gloves

to treat someone in a very careful or gentle way, especially when this is not necessary

have mercy (on someone)

to treat someone in a kind way instead of a cruel way

make a fuss of

to give a person or animal a lot of attention to show that you love them

mother

verb

to treat someone with care and kindness as though they were a small child

overindulge

verb

to allow someone to do or have whatever they want

pampered

adjective

receiving a lot of care and attention, often so much that it spoils your character

roll out the red carpet for someone

to give special treatment to an important visitor

run around after

to do a lot of things for someone, such as cleaning or getting things

spare someone’s feelings

to avoid doing something that would cause someone to feel sad or upset

spoon-feed

verb

to do so much for someone that they do not need to make any effort of their own

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