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Having a considerate or kindly disposition
“He was a gentle man who would not hurt a fly.”
Mild in effect or degree
“She heard his gentle and comforting voice call out to her.”
(of a slope) Gradual, not steep
“He had no trouble riding his bike up the gentle slope.”
Low in volume
“She was a shy person who spoke with a gentle tone.”
(of an animal) Tame or domesticated
“Her pet dog was gentle and loved playing with children.”
(archaic, of a person) Having the characteristics attributed to noble birth
“My guests were gentle folk with a refined etiquette.”
To make or become gentle
“She was a loud and rambunctious woman but she would always gentle her tone around children.”
To touch with the intention of having a calming effect
“The first thing a trainer must learn is how to gentle a horse.”
To lessen the anger or agitation of
“He bought his irate wife a Louis Vuitton handbag to gentle her after he had forgotten their anniversary.”
(archaic) A person of high birth
“A commoner merits the same kindness and respect as one would accord to a gentle.”
(archaic) To make someone a member of the nobility
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