Synonyms for embrace

Synonyms for (noun) embrace

Synonyms: embrace, bosom

Definition: a close affectionate and protective acceptance

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

Similar words: adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal

Definition: the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

Usage: its adoption by society; the proposal found wide acceptance


Synonyms: embrace, embracement, embracing

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

Similar words: grasp, grip, hold, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches

Definition: the act of grasping

Usage: he released his clasp on my arm; he has a strong grip for an old man; she kept a firm hold on the railing


Synonyms: embrace

Definition: the state of taking in or encircling

Usage: an island in the embrace of the sea

Similar words: inclusion

Definition: the state of being included

Synonyms for (verb) embrace

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: accept

Definition: consider or hold as true

Usage: I cannot accept the dogma of this church; accept an argument


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: clasp

Definition: hold firmly and tightly


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: include

Definition: have as a part, be made up out of

Usage: The list includes the names of many famous writers