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VERB (1)

1. treat with excessive indulgence;
- Example: "grandparents often pamper the children"
- Example: "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
[syn: pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cosset \Cos"set\ (k?s"s?t), n. [Cf. AS. cotsetla cottager, G. kossat, kothsasse, fr. kot, koth E. (cot) hut, and cf. also E. cade, a., cot a cade lamb.] A lamb reared without the aid of the dam. Hence: A pet, in general. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cosset \Cos"set\, v. t. To treat as a pet; to fondle. [1913 Webster] She was cosseted and posseted and prayed over and made much of. --O. W. Holmes.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cosset v 1: treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!" [syn: pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "cosset": care for, caress, cater to, cherish, cocker, coddle, cradle, cultivate, dandle, dry-nurse, favor, feed, fondle, foster, give way to, gratify, humor, indulge, lavish care on, mollycoddle, mother, nourish, nurse, nurture, oblige, pamper, pat, pet, please, satisfy, spoil, spoon-feed, suckle, sustain, wet-nurse, yield to