v.轻拍, 抚摸, 拍打
The mother patted the little girl to make her go to sleep.
It's a complex question and your answer was too pat.
The government stood pat in its policy.
Snowflakes were patting against the window.
the sound made by a gentle blow
pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
having only superficial plausibility
exactly suited to the occasion