What does embrace mean?

Definitions for embrace
ɛmˈbreɪsem·brace

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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

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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. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz:

    We have a variety of opinions across our party from A-to-Z of how this presidential campaign should unfold, and that's the beauty of our party, that we embrace a wide variety of our opinions, the chair runs the party, ultimately the chair makes those kinds of decisions.

  2. Juan Felipe Herrera:

    If you're going to embrace the people with poetry nationally, it’s a good thing to write about tragedy, the poem likes to be with people at times of difficulty.

  3. Thabiso Monkoe:

    Embrace the human race”

  4. Chinese Indonesians:

    But we've seen cases of assimilation, while the Chinese embrace of Islam has also has a long history, they're heterogeneous, their motivations vary.

  5. Jay Carney:

    I think the President has signaled, while still remaining neutral, that he supports Secretary Clinton's candidacy and would prefer to see her as the nominee, he won't officially embrace her unless and until it's clear that she's going to be the nominee. I think he is maintaining that tradition of not intervening in a party primary.

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