Synonyms of pat


1. pat, rap, tap, sound

usage: the sound made by a gentle blow

2. tap, pat, dab, touch, touching

usage: a light touch or stroke


1. chuck, pat, caress, fondle

usage: pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin

2. dab, pat, strike

usage: hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder"


1. glib, pat, slick, plausible (vs. implausible)

usage: having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"

2. pat, appropriate (vs. inappropriate)

usage: exactly suited to the occasion; "a pat reply"


1. pat

usage: completely or perfectly; "he has the lesson pat"; "had the system down pat"

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Definition and meaning of pat (Dictionary)