To pet something is to pet it affectionately. If you pet a dog, you are usually giving it a hug.

  • She petted the dog affectionately before she let it go back into the house.

  • He petted the cat affectionately before he let it go back into the house.

Definition of petted


To stroke or fondle (an animal).


To stroke or fondle (another person) amorously.


Of two or more people, to stroke and fondle one another amorously.


To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge.


To be a pet.


To be peevish; to sulk.

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Example Sentences for petted

  • 1

    All the animals in the petting zoo are domesticated.

  • 2

    Mushrooms sicken pets.

  • 3

    The dog is my pet.

  • 4

    Pets also have stats, which are obtained through the enchantment of the pet.

  • 5

    In the past, I've joined the milieu to vent my pet peeves, venerate my favorite new restaurants, and eulogize those that had closed.

  • 6

    All of the pets are taken to the vet.

  • 7

    I love my pets.

  • 8

    It is an important factor in the socialization of pets.

  • 9

    Ferrets are popular in pet stores.

  • 10

    He has a reptile as a pet.