Synonyms for Feels:

n.

caresses (noun)
embraces, hugs, squeezes.
textures (noun)
textures, materials, piles, surfaces, Tissues, webs, naps, grits, Grains, fabrics.

v.

feels (verb)
responds, fumbles, undergoes, gropes, probes, experiences, handles.
senses (verb)
detects, senses, perceives.
touches (verb)
touches, palms, caresses, kisses, rubs, brushes, palpates, fingers, manipulates, plies, grazes, contacts, paws, twiddles, skims, Strokes.

Usage examples for feels

  1. All who are in trouble are Cecilia's friends, and she feels to them just as other people feel towards their own children. – Cecilia de Noël by Lanoe Falconer
  2. " Yes, and that he feels poor. – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  3. I do not know how Mrs. Ocumpaugh feels at present. – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green