What does embrace mean?

Definitions for embrace
ɛmˈbreɪsem·brace

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embrace, embracing, embracementnoun

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

  2. embracenoun

    the state of taking in or encircling

    "an island in the embrace of the sea"

  3. embrace, bosomverb

    a close affectionate and protective acceptance

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

  4. embrace, encompass, comprehend, coververb

    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, squeezeverb

    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 upverb

    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. embracenoun

    hug ; putting arms around someone

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

  2. embracenoun

    enfolding, including

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

  3. embraceverb

    hug, put arms around

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

  4. embraceverb

    enfold, include (ideas, principles, etc)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embraceverb

    to fasten on, as armor

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

  2. Embracenoun

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

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

  3. Embracenoun

    to cling to; to cherish; to love

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

  4. Embracenoun

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

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

  5. Embracenoun

    to encircle; to encompass; to inclose

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

  6. Embracenoun

    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. Embracenoun

    to accept; to undergo; to submit to

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

  8. Embracenoun

    to attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court

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

  9. Embraceverb

    to join in an embrace

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

  10. Embracenoun

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

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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. Darlene Brooks:

    Even with Attorney General( Eric) Holder, I was excited for him, but it was like it stopped there, if Justice Department is riddled with career people who don't embrace diversity and only do a paper exercise, then Justice Department's futile and there's no change.

  2. Elliot Kelly Jr.:

    It was my first time seeing adult men just embrace their vulnerabilities, so it was just a powerful sight.

  3. Paolo Gorgó:

    Different investors could embrace different strategies, making this situation like a four-player chess game in which you won't understand anybody's strategy until the very last minute.

  4. Ben Lyles:

    We stand for so much more than a girl in a bikini, it's empowering for our baristas to wear a bikini, feel comfortable in their own skin, embrace that, and have a choice to do something they enjoy and love. He continued.

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    Life moves in cycles. Sun takes hours twenty-four, rain clouds periodically open their doors, the moon, goes through phases never fills up soon and tides time to time touch the shores. Cycles and seasons #heal you with reasons, embrace them, be aware know mother nature will always care. Let summer, autumn, winter and spring be optimized, heal with every season to get MickeyMized.

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