Dictionary Results for embrace

1. embrace - noun

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

Synonym(s): embracing, embracement

Hypernym(s): clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold

2. embrace - noun

· the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea"

Hypernym(s): inclusion

3. embrace - noun

· a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"

Synonym(s): bosom

Hypernym(s): adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal

4. embrace - 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"

Synonym(s): encompass, comprehend, cover

Hypernym(s): include

5. embrace - verb

· hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"

Synonym(s): hug, bosom, squeeze

Hypernym(s): clasp

6. embrace - 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"

Synonym(s): espouse, adopt, sweep_up

Hypernym(s): accept

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