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  Definition of embrace
  1. a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
  2. the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
  3. the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea"
  4. 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. hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"
  6. 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"
Similar Words: bosom, embracing, espouse, adopt, sweep up, hug, squeeze, encompass, comprehend, cover

 

Hyponyms: cuddle, nestle, snuggle, hug, clinch, squeeze, take up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize on, interlock, lock

 

Grouped Verbs: cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address

 

Derivational Morphology: espouse, adopt, sweep up, hug, bosom, squeeze, borrowing, adoption, clinch, hugger, caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling, embracing, inclusion, comprehension, encompassment

 

Anagrams: macabre

 

 
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