Definition

(Verb) To treat as a cosset; to fondle, caress, pet, indulge, pamper.

In Context

“Much of what Truman and Acheson did in the Middle East set patterns that long survived the administration, especially that of trying both to cosset Israel and to keep friendly relations with neighboring Arab states, many with oil underground.”

Robert L. Beisner, Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War, 2006.