Definition of Embrace

1. Noun. The act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection).

Exact synonyms: Embracement, Embracing
Specialized synonyms: Cuddle, Nestle, Snuggle, Clinch, Hug, Squeeze
Generic synonyms: Clasp, Clench, Clutch, Clutches, Grasp, Grip, Hold



2. Verb. Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory. "This should cover everyone in the group"
Exact synonyms: Comprehend, Cover, Encompass
Related verbs: Address, Cover, Deal, Handle, Plow, Treat
Generic synonyms: Include
Derivative terms: Comprehension, Comprehensive, Comprehensive, Encompassment

3. Noun. The state of taking in or encircling. "An island in the embrace of the sea"
Generic synonyms: Inclusion

4. Verb. Squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness. "Sam cannot embrace Sue "; "He hugged her close to him"
Exact synonyms: Bosom, Hug, Squeeze
Generic synonyms: Clasp
Specialized synonyms: Clinch, Cuddle, Interlock, Lock
Derivative terms: Bosom, Embracement, Embracing, Hug, Hugger, Hugging

5. Noun. A close affectionate and protective acceptance. "In the bosom of the family"
Exact synonyms: Bosom
Generic synonyms: Acceptance, Acceptation, Adoption, Espousal

6. Verb. Take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own. "They adopted the Jewish faith"
Exact synonyms: Adopt, Espouse, Sweep Up
Specialized synonyms: Fasten On, Hook On, Latch On, Seize On, Take Up
Generic synonyms: Accept
Derivative terms: Adoption

Definition of Embrace

1. v. t. To fasten on, as armor.

2. v. t. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.

3. v. i. To join in an embrace.

4. n. Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug.

Definition of Embrace

1. Verb. hug, put arms around ¹

2. Verb. (qualifier metaphorical) enfold, include (ideas, principles, etc) ¹

3. Noun. hug (qualifier noun); putting arms around someone ¹

4. Noun. (qualifier metaphorical) enfolding, including ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Embrace

1. to hug [v -BRACED, -BRACING, -BRACES] - See also: hug

Medical Definition of Embrace

1. Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug. "We stood tranced in long embraces, Mixed with kisses." (Tennyson) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Embrace

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1912)
"Helena takes the hand of Demetrius, Hermia that of Lysander, the men cross to each other and clasp hands, then each turns to his lady, they embrace, ..."

2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"Let Ignorance a little while now muse On what is said, and let him not refuse Good counsel to embrace, lest he remain Still ignorant of what's the chiefest ..."

3. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1912)
"lThe two men embrace here; a pause. They have practically to see their business through to the end, and there is still Antony to deal with. ..."

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