Embrace

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • v. To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
  • v. To surround; enclose: We allowed the warm water to embrace us.
  • v. To twine around: a trellis that was embraced by vines.
  • v. To include as part of something broader. See Synonyms at include.
  • v. To take up willingly or eagerly: embrace a social cause.
  • v. To avail oneself of: "I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace” ( Henry James).
  • verb-intransitive. To join in an embrace.
  • n. An act of holding close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection; a hug.
  • n. An enclosure or encirclement: caught in the jungle's embrace.
  • n. Eager acceptance: your embrace of Catholicism.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. hug, put arms around.
  • v. enfold, include (ideas, principles, etc.).
  • n. hug (noun); putting arms around someone.
  • n. enfolding, including.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • v. To fasten on, as armor.
  • v. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
  • v. To cling to; to cherish; to love.
  • v. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome.
  • v. To encircle; to encompass; to inclose.
  • v. To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in.
  • v. To accept; to undergo; to submit to.
  • v. To attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court.
  • verb-intransitive. To join in an embrace.
  • n. Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • To take, grasp, clasp, or infold in the arms; used absolutely, to press to the bosom, as in token of affection; hug; clip.
  • To inclose; encompass; contain; encircle.
  • Figuratively, to take.
  • To receive or accept, though unwillingly; accept as inevitable.
  • To comprehend; include or take in; comprise: as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
  • 5 To hold; keep possession of; sway.
  • To throw a protecting arm around; shield.
  • In botany, to clasp with the base: as, a leaf embracing the stem.
  • In zoology, to lie closely in contact with (another part), imperfectly surrounding it.
  • To join in an embrace.
  • n. An inclosure or clasp with the arms; specifically, a pressure to the bosom with the arms; an embracement; a hug.
  • In law, to attempt to influence corruptly, as a court or jury, by threats, bribes, promises, services, or entertainments, or by any means other than evidence or open argument.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. the state of taking in or encircling
  • v. include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
  • v. take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
  • n. the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
  • n. a close affectionate and protective acceptance
  • v. squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
  • Verb Form
    embraced    embraces    embracing   
    Hypernym
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    inclusion    include    espousal    adoption    acceptance    acceptation   
    Cross Reference
    include    adopt    accept    receiver    adoption    acceptance    reception    espousal   
    Synonym
    Words with the same meaning
    inclose    hug    clasp    contain    imply    involve    comprehend    comprise    encompass    include   
    Rhyme
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Ace    Chase    Grace    Mace    Race    ace    apace    base    bass    brace   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    hug    kiss    grasp    caress    greet    tenderness    whisper    gaze    clasp    gesture