Definitions for embraceɛmˈbreɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
em•brace*ɛmˈbreɪs(v.; n.)-braced, -brac•ing
(v.t.)to clasp in the arms; hug.
to accept willingly:
to embrace an idea.
to embrace a religion.
to include or contain.
(v.i.)to join in an embrace.
(n.)an encircling hug with the arms.
* Syn: See include.
Origin of embrace:
1300–50; ME < AF, OF embracier=em-em -1+bracier to embrace
embrace, embracing, embracement(noun)
the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
the state of taking in or encircling
"an island in the embrace of the sea"
a close affectionate and protective acceptance
"his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover(verb)
include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
"This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"
embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze(verb)
squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
"Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up(verb)
take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
"She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to hold in your arms; = hug
He embraced her passionately.; They embraced and parted.
to enthusiastically accept
Farming must embrace new scientific developments.
an act of holding sb in your arms
She held him in her strong embrace.
hug ; putting arms around someone
hug, put arms around
enfold, include (ideas, principles, etc)
Origin: From embracen, from embracier, equivalent to . Influenced by umbracen, from um- + bracen.
to fasten on, as armor
to clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug
to cling to; to cherish; to love
to seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome
to encircle; to encompass; to inclose
to include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences
to accept; to undergo; to submit to
to attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court
to join in an embrace
intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug
Translations for embrace
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a clasping in the arms; a hug
a loving embrace.
- عِناق، تَطْويق بالذِّراعَيْنArabic
- abraçoPortuguese (BR)
- die UmarmungGerman
- در آغوش گیریFarsi
- omfavnelse, favntakNorwegian
- objęcie, uściskPolish
- در آغوش گیریPersian
- غیږ په غیږ کیدنهPashto
- omfamning, kramSwedish
- 擁抱Chinese (Trad.)
- cái ômVietnamese
- 拥抱Chinese (Simp.)
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