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Meaning of EMBRACE

Pronunciation:  em'breys

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
  2. [n]  the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
  3. [n]  the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea"
  4. [v]  take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
  5. [v]  hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"
  6. [v]  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"

EMBRACE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: adopt, bosom, bosom, comprehend, cover, embracing, encompass, espouse, hug, squeeze, sweep up
 See Also: accept, acceptance, acceptation, adoption, clasp, clasp, clench, clinch, clutch, clutches, cuddle, cuddle, espousal, fasten on, grasp, grip, hold, hook on, hug, include, inclusion, interlock, latch on, lock, nestle, seize on, snuggle, take up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Em*brace"\, v. t. [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.]
    To fasten on, as armor. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  2. \Em*brace"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embraced}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Embracing}.] [OE. embracier, F. embrasser; pref. em-
    (L. in) + F. bras arm. See {Brace}, n.]
    1. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms;
       to hug.
             I will embrace him with a soldier's arm, That he
             shall shrink under my courtesy.       --Shak.
             Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced
             them.                                 --Acts xx. 1.
    2. To cling to; to cherish; to love. --Shak.
    3. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with
       cordiality; to welcome. ``I embrace these conditions.''
       ``You embrace the occasion.'' --Shak.
             What is there that he may not embrace for truth?
    4. To encircle; to encompass; to inclose.
             Low at his feet a spacious plain is placed, Between
             the mountain and the stream embraced. --Denham.
    5. To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in;
       as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
             Not that my song, in such a scanty space, So large a
             subject fully can embrace.            --Dryden.
    6. To accept; to undergo; to submit to. ``I embrace this
       fortune patiently.'' --Shak.
    7. (Law) To attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or
       court. --Blackstone.
    Syn: To clasp; hug; inclose; encompass; include; ??omprise;
         comprehend; contain; involve; impl???
  3. \Em*brace"\, v. i.
    To join in an embrace.
  4. \Em*brace"\, n.
    Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the
    bosom; clasp; hug.
          We stood tranced in long embraces, Mixed with kisses.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are embracing your lover, foretells of quarrels, disagreements, and accusations arising from infidelity. Dreaming that you embrace a stranger means of an unwelcome guest. Dreaming that you are embracing relatives means their sickness and unhappiness.
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