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embrace

noun (n)

  • the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection) (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • the state of taking in or encircling (noun.state)
    Example:
    An island in the embrace of the sea.
    source: wordnet30
  • a close affectionate and protective acceptance (noun.act)
    Synonym: bosom
    Example:
    His willing embrace of new ideas.
    source: wordnet30
  • Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness (verb.contact)
    Synonym: bosom, hug, squeeze
    Example:
    They embraced.
    source: wordnet30
  • take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: adopt, espouse, sweep up
    Example:
    She embraced Catholicism.
    source: wordnet30
  • To fasten on, as armor. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To join in an embrace. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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