What does EMBRACE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embrace, embracing, embracement(noun)

    the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

  2. embrace(noun)

    the state of taking in or encircling

    "an island in the embrace of the sea"

  3. embrace, bosom(verb)

    a close affectionate and protective acceptance

    "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

  6. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. embrace(Noun)

    hug ; putting arms around someone

    Etymology: From embracen, from embracier, equivalent to . Influenced by umbracen, from um- + bracen.

  2. embrace(Noun)

    enfolding, including

    Etymology: From embracen, from embracier, equivalent to . Influenced by umbracen, from um- + bracen.

  3. embrace(Verb)

    hug, put arms around

    Etymology: From embracen, from embracier, equivalent to . Influenced by umbracen, from um- + bracen.

  4. embrace(Verb)

    enfold, include (ideas, principles, etc)

    Etymology: From embracen, from embracier, equivalent to . Influenced by umbracen, from um- + bracen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embrace(verb)

    to fasten on, as armor

    Etymology: [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.]

  2. Embrace(noun)

    to clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug

    Etymology: [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.]

  3. Embrace(noun)

    to cling to; to cherish; to love

    Etymology: [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.]

  4. Embrace(noun)

    to seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome

    Etymology: [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.]

  5. Embrace(noun)

    to encircle; to encompass; to inclose

    Etymology: [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.]

  6. Embrace(noun)

    to include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences

    Etymology: [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.]

  7. Embrace(noun)

    to accept; to undergo; to submit to

    Etymology: [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.]

  8. Embrace(noun)

    to attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court

    Etymology: [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.]

  9. Embrace(verb)

    to join in an embrace

    Etymology: [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.]

  10. Embrace(noun)

    intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug

    Etymology: [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Embrace

    Embrace was a short-lived post-hardcore band from Washington, D.C., which lasted from the summer of 1985 to the spring of 1986 and was one of the first bands to be dubbed in the press as emotional hardcore, though the members had rejected the term since its creation. The band included Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat with three former members of his brother Alec's band The Faith: guitarist Michael Hampton, drummer Ivor Hanson, and bassist Chris Bald. Hampton and Hanson had also previously played together in S.O.A. The only recording released by the quartet was their self-titled album Embrace being influenced by The Faith EP Subject to Change. Following the breakup of Embrace, MacKaye rejoined former Minor Threat drummer Jeff Nelson to form Egg Hunt. Bald moved on to the band Ignition, and drummer Ivor Hanson paired up with Hampton again in 1992 for Manifesto. During the band's formative years, some fans started referring to them and fellow innovators Rites of Spring as emocore, a term vocalist Ian MacKaye publicly disagreed with.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Embrace

    em-brās′, v.t. to take in the arms: to press to the bosom with affection: to take eagerly or willingly: to comprise: to admit, adopt, or receive.—v.i. to join in an embrace.—n. an embracing: fond pressure in the arms.—ns. Embrace′ment; Embrac′er.—adjs. Embrac′ing, Embrac′ive.—adv. Embrac′ingly.—n. Embrac′ingness. [O. Fr. embracer (Fr. embrasser)—L. in, in, into, bracchium, an arm. See Brace.]

  2. Embrace

    em-brās′, v.t. (Spens.) to brace, to fasten, or bind:—pr.p. embrac′ing; pa.p. embraced′. [Em, in, and brace.]

Editors Contribution

  1. embrace

    To show affection and express love with our hands and body.

    She loved to embrace the children and adults alike.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EMBRACE' in Verbs Frequency: #808

How to pronounce EMBRACE?

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How to say EMBRACE in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of EMBRACE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of EMBRACE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of EMBRACE in a Sentence

  1. Med Jones:

    There globalization of trade, knowledge, innovation, industrialization and entrepreneurial culture is increasing at a rapid rate and the net result is more distribution of wealth and power. A new world order is imminent. The countries that succeed will be those with better socioeconomic policies, more cash, natural resources and creativity. The US can embrace this change and compete or we can resist it and lose.

  2. Walter Todd:

    The view of the sector in general has gotten to a point where it's a very difficult space for institutional investors to embrace because it's been such a chronic underperformer.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Until you accept your past without any regret, deal with your present proactively and confidently. You will hardly face/embrace/maximize the future ahead of you.

  4. Waight Keller:

    The veil was a huge part of the conversations that we had early on. We talked about what we wanted to do in terms of trying to embrace some of the royal connections in there, and a lot of the work that she's going to probably do in the future is going to be connected to the Commonwealth ... and I said 'wouldn't it be amazing if we took the 53 countries of the Commonwealth and embroidered a flower and some flora and fauna from each one of those and that they would go up the aisle, that journey up the aisle with you'.

  5. Stephen Lawson:

    Ron DeSantis was obviously talking about Florida not making the wrong decision to embrace the socialist policies that Andrew Gillum espouses. To characterize it as anything else is absurd.

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