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em·brace

 (ĕm-brās′)
v. em·braced, em·brac·ing, em·brac·es
v.tr.
1. To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
2. To surround or enclose: "the bold chalk ridge that embraces the prominences of Hambledon Hill" (Thomas Hardy).
3. To include or contain as part of something broader. See Synonyms at include.
4. To adopt or support willingly or eagerly: embrace a social cause.
5. To avail oneself of: "I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace" (Henry James).
v.intr.
To join in an embrace.
n.
1. An act of holding close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection; a hug.
2. An enclosure or encirclement: caught in the jungle's embrace.
3. Eager acceptance: his embrace of socialism.

[Middle English embracen, from Old French embracer : en-, in; see en-1 + brace, the two arms; see brace.]

em·brace′a·ble adj.
em·brace′ment n.
em·brac′er n.

embrace

(ɪmˈbreɪs)
vb (mainly tr)
1. (also intr) (of a person) to take or clasp (another person) in the arms, or (of two people) to clasp each other, as in affection, greeting, etc; hug
2. to accept (an opportunity, challenge, etc) willingly or eagerly
3. to take up (a new idea, faith, etc); adopt: to embrace Judaism.
4. to comprise or include as an integral part: geology embraces the science of mineralogy.
5. to encircle or enclose
n
6. the act of embracing
7. (often plural) euphemistic sexual intercourse
[C14: from Old French embracier, from em- + brace a pair of arms, from Latin bracchia arms]
emˈbraceable adj
emˈbracement n
emˈbracer n

embrace

(ɪmˈbreɪs)
vb
(Law) (tr) criminal law to commit or attempt to commit embracery against (a jury, etc)
[C15: back formation from embraceor]

em•brace

(ɛmˈbreɪs)

v. -braced, -brac•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to clasp in the arms; hug.
2. to accept willingly: to embrace an idea.
3. to adopt: to embrace a religion.
4. to include or contain.
v.i.
5. to join in an embrace.
n.
6. an encircling hug with the arms.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French embracier=em- em-1 + bracier to embrace]
em•brace′a•ble, adj.
em•brace′ment, n.
em•brac′er, n.
syn: See include.

embrace


Past participle: embraced
Gerund: embracing

Imperative
embrace
embrace
Present
I embrace
you embrace
he/she/it embraces
we embrace
you embrace
they embrace
Preterite
I embraced
you embraced
he/she/it embraced
we embraced
you embraced
they embraced
Present Continuous
I am embracing
you are embracing
he/she/it is embracing
we are embracing
you are embracing
they are embracing
Present Perfect
I have embraced
you have embraced
he/she/it has embraced
we have embraced
you have embraced
they have embraced
Past Continuous
I was embracing
you were embracing
he/she/it was embracing
we were embracing
you were embracing
they were embracing
Past Perfect
I had embraced
you had embraced
he/she/it had embraced
we had embraced
you had embraced
they had embraced
Future
I will embrace
you will embrace
he/she/it will embrace
we will embrace
you will embrace
they will embrace
Future Perfect
I will have embraced
you will have embraced
he/she/it will have embraced
we will have embraced
you will have embraced
they will have embraced
Future Continuous
I will be embracing
you will be embracing
he/she/it will be embracing
we will be embracing
you will be embracing
they will be embracing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been embracing
you have been embracing
he/she/it has been embracing
we have been embracing
you have been embracing
they have been embracing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been embracing
you will have been embracing
he/she/it will have been embracing
we will have been embracing
you will have been embracing
they will have been embracing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been embracing
you had been embracing
he/she/it had been embracing
we had been embracing
you had been embracing
they had been embracing
Conditional
I would embrace
you would embrace
he/she/it would embrace
we would embrace
you would embrace
they would embrace
Past Conditional
I would have embraced
you would have embraced
he/she/it would have embraced
we would have embraced
you would have embraced
they would have embraced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embrace - the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)embrace - the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
cuddle, nestle, snuggle - a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
hug, clinch, squeeze - a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
clutch, clutches, grip, hold, clasp, clench, grasp - the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
2.embrace - the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea"
inclusion - the state of being included
3.embrace - a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal - the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
Verb1.embrace - 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"
deal, plow, handle, treat, cover, address - act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
include - have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers"
2.embrace - squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
clasp - hold firmly and tightly
clinch - embrace amorously
cuddle - hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth; "I cuddled the baby"
interlock, lock - become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"
3.embrace - take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
fasten on, hook on, seize on, take up, latch on - adopt; "take up new ideas"
accept - consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"

embrace

verb
1. hug, hold, cuddle, seize, squeeze, grasp, clasp, envelop, encircle, enfold, canoodle (slang), take or hold in your arms Penelope came forward and embraced her sister.
2. accept, support, receive, welcome, adopt, grab, take up, seize, make use of, espouse, take on board, welcome with open arms, avail yourself of, receive enthusiastically He embraces the new information age.
3. include, involve, cover, deal with, contain, take in, incorporate, comprise, enclose, provide for, take into account, embody, encompass, comprehend, subsume a theory that would embrace the whole field of human endeavour
noun
1. hug, hold, cuddle, squeeze, clinch (slang), clasp, canoodle (slang) a young couple locked in a passionate embrace

embrace

verb
1. To put one's arms around affectionately:
Slang: clinch.
Archaic: bosom, clip, embosom.
3. To receive (something given or offered) willingly and gladly:
4. To take, as another's idea, and make one's own:
noun
The act of embracing:
Slang: clinch.
Translations
عِناق، تَطْويق بالذِّراعَيْنيُعانِق، يُطَوِّقُ بِذِراعَيْهِ
obejmoutobjetí
omfavneomfavnelse
halataomaksuasyleillä
ölel
faîmafaîmlög
apglėbtiapkabinimasapkabinti
apskautapskāviens
objemobjeti se

embrace

[ɪmˈbreɪs]
A. Nabrazo m
B. VT
1. [+ person] → abrazar
2. [+ offer] → aceptar; [+ opportunity] → aprovechar; [+ course of action] → adoptar; [+ doctrine, party] → adherirse a; [+ religion] → abrazar; [+ cause, profession] → dedicarse a
3. (= include) → abarcar
C. VIabrazarse

embrace

[ɪmˈbreɪs]
vt
(= hug) [+ person] → embrasser, étreindre
(= welcome, espouse) [+ religion, ideology] → embrasser; [+ new idea, system] → adopter
(= include) [+ group of people, things] → couvrir, comprendre
vi (= hug) → s'embrasser, s'étreindre
n (= hug) → étreinte f

embrace

vt
(= hug)umarmen, in die Arme schließen; they embraced each othersie umarmten sich or einander
(= seize eagerly) religionannehmen; opportunitywahrnehmen, ergreifen; causesich annehmen (+gen); offerannehmen, ergreifen; he embraced the idea of an integrated Europeer machte sich (dat)den Gedanken eines integrierten Europas zu eigen
(= include)umfassen, erfassen; an all-embracing roleeine allumfassende Rolle
visich umarmen
n (= hug)Umarmung f; a couple locked in a tender embraceein Paar in zärtlicher Umarmung; he held her in his embraceer hielt sie umschlungen; his embrace of the Catholic faithsein Bekenntnis zum katholischen Glauben; death’s embrace (liter)die Arme des Todes

embrace

[ɪmˈbreɪs]
1. vt
a. (person, religion, cause) → abbracciare
b. (include) → comprendere
2. viabbracciarsi
3. nabbraccio

embrace

(imˈbreis) verb
to take (a person etc) in the arms; to hug. She embraced her brother warmly.
noun
a clasping in the arms; a hug. a loving embrace.

embrace

n. abrazo;
v. abrazar; [each other] abrazarse.

embrace

n abrazo; vt abrazar
References in classic literature ?
March became invisible in the embrace of four pairs of loving arms.
At night when he went to bed after a long day of adventures in the stables, in the fields, or driving about from farm to farm with his grandfather, he wanted to embrace everyone in the house.
The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.
Had they really closed upon her in some pantheistic embrace that made her a part of them?
Then, after another embrace, the incident and our interview closed on my recognition of all the reserves of goodness that, for his joke, he had been able to draw upon.
These embrace the whales of middling magnitude, among which at present may be numbered: --I.
See that amazing lower lip, pressed by accident against the vessel's side, so as firmly to embrace the jaw.
a country whose products embrace all between the tropics and the poles
This was the place where the abbot put his arms about me and mashed me, what time he was moved to testify his gratitude to me with an embrace.
At last he threw himself upon me in a loving embrace and exclaimed in broken tones:
Talmage, of Brooklyn, is going to embrace, and kiss, and weep on, when he comes.
And she seized the boy in a crushing embrace that made him feel like the guiltiest of villains.