1. to put the hand, finger, etc., on or into contact with (something) to feel it.
2.to come into contact with and perceive (something), as the hand or the like does.
3. to give a slight tap or pat to with the hand, finger, etc.; strike or hit gently or lightly.
4. to come into or be in contact with.
5. To affect the emotions of; to move to tender response.