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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 ?
As, therefore, in the case of animate bodies and organisms a certain magnitude is necessary, and a magnitude which may be easily embraced in one view; so in the plot, a certain length is necessary, and a length which can be easily embraced by the memory.
With this before me by way of example, I was persuaded that it would indeed be preposterous for a private individual to think of reforming a state by fundamentally changing it throughout, and overturning it in order to set it up amended; and the same I thought was true of any similar project for reforming the body of the sciences, or the order of teaching them established in the schools: but as for the opinions which up to that time I had embraced, I thought that I could not do better than resolve at once to sweep them wholly away, that I might afterwards be in a position to admit either others more correct, or even perhaps the same when they had undergone the scrutiny of reason.
Raoul uttered a cry, and affectionately embraced Porthos.
Raoul seized his father by the shoulders, by the neck, as he could, and embraced him so tenderly and so rapidly, that the comte had neither strength nor time to disengage himself, or to overcome his paternal emotions.
Musqueton was in the third heaven and would have embraced D'Artagnan had he dared; meanwhile he resolved to sacrifice his life for him on the next occasion that presented itself.
And having, meantime, embraced his ward, he passed him into the robust arms of Porthos, who lifted him up from the ground and held him a moment suspended near the noble heart of the formidable giant.
The father embraced them both, and bestowing his kisses and affection impartially on each, said, "I wish you both would look into the mirror every day: you, my son, that you may not spoil your beauty by evil conduct; and you, my daughter, that you may make up for your lack of beauty by your virtues.
Thorpe, with tears of joy, embraced her daughter, her son, her visitor, and could have embraced half the inhabitants of Bath with satisfaction.
Islamabad -- In a spiritual ceremony held at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), two Chinese students embraced Islam.
DIGRI, February 03, 2011 (Balochistan Times): 9 persons including men, women and children left Hinduism and embraced Islam as their religion on the hands of Qari Abdul Latif here on the other day.
Summary: Jazan, Safar 11, 1432, Jan 15, 2011, SPA -- Eleven persons from various nationalities have embraced Islam at the Cooperative Office for Call, Guidance and Awareness of Communities in Jazan.
I was dark before but now I've embraced a new Charlie's Angels kind of superhero vibe, except without the super powers.