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"
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
Origin: [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.]
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
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.]
em-brās′, v.t. (Spens.) to brace, to fasten, or bind:—pr.p. embrac′ing; pa.p. embraced′. [Em, in, and brace.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'embrace' in Verbs Frequency: #808
The numerical value of embrace in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of embrace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- احتضن, تعانقArabic
- прегръдка, прегръщамBulgarian
- abraçar, abraçadaCatalan, Valencian
- obejmout, objetíCzech
- annehmen, umarmen, UmarmungGerman
- abrazo, abrazarSpanish
- در آغوش گرفتن, پذیرفتنPersian
- halata, syleillä, omaksuaFinnish
- embrassade, embrasser, étreinte, étreindre, embrassement, accoladeFrench
- ioma-ghlacadh, ioma-ghlacScottish Gaelic
- ეხუტება, ჩახუტებაGeorgian
- amplector, complexus, amplecti,Latin
- omarming, omarmen, omhelzing, omhelzen, knuffel, knuffelenDutch
- objęcie, obejmować, uściskać, objąć, uściskPolish
- abraço, abraçarPortuguese
- îmbrățișare, îmbrățișaRomanian
- объя́тия, обня́ть, объя́тие, обнима́тьRussian
- omfamna, krama, omfamning, kramSwedish
- گلے لگاناUrdu
- ôm hônVietnamese
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