Definitions for embrace

Definitions for (noun) embrace

Main entry: embrace, bosom

Definition: a close affectionate and protective acceptance

Usage: his willing embrace of new ideas; in the bosom of the family

Main entry: embrace, embracement, embracing

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

Main entry: embrace

Definition: the state of taking in or encircling

Usage: an island in the embrace of the sea

Definitions for (verb) embrace

Main entry: sweep up, adopt, embrace, espouse

Definition: take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

Usage: She embraced Catholicism; They adopted the Jewish faith

Main entry: embrace, bosom, hug, squeeze

Definition: squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

Usage: Hug me, please; They embraced; He hugged her close to him

Main entry: cover, embrace, encompass, comprehend

Definition: include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory

Usage: This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds; this should cover everyone in the group

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