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Definitions of embrace

  1. To infold in the arms; clasp; hug; accept; willingly; comprehend; include. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To fasten on, as armor. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To hold in the arms, or press to the bosom with affection; hug; cling to; receive with willingness; include; inclose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To take in the arms: to press to the bosom with affection: to take eagerly or willingly: to comprise: to admit or receive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To clasp in the arms; receive willingly; comprise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To join in an embrace. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To take and clasp in the arms; to press to the bosom in token of affection; to seize eagerly; to take with willingness that which offers or is offered; to comprehend; to comprise; to encompass; to accept; to have carnal intercourse with. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To take or inclose in the arms; to press or clasp to the bosom in token of affection; to seize eagerly; to include or take in; to comprehend; to accept; to admit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To cling to; to cherish; to love. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To encircle; to encompass; to inclose. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To accept; to undergo; to submit to. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The act of embracing; a clasping in the arms; a hug. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. An embracing: fond pressure in the arms. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. A clasping in the arms. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Pressure to the bosom with the arms; reception of one thing into another; sexual intercourse; conjugal endearment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for embrace

  1. They pass on to new life and love; we cannot ourselves always do it in this life- the flesh is weak and dear; and age passes over us, and takes away the close embrace and the sweet desire. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. And once the little form he held twisted, suddenly, in his embrace – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
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