HyperDic: embrace

English > 6 senses of the word embrace:
VERBstativeembrace, encompass, comprehend, coverinclude in scope
contactembrace, hug, bosom, squeezesqueeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
cognitionembrace, espouse, adopt, sweep uptake up the cause, ideology / ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
NOUNactembrace, embracing, embracementthe act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
stateembracethe state of taking in or encircling
actembrace, bosoma close affectionate and protective acceptance
embrace > pronunciation
Soundsehmbrey's; ihmbrey's
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English > embrace: 6 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection).
Synonymsembracing, embracement
Narrowercuddle, nestle, snuggleA close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
hug, clinch, squeezeA tight or amorous embrace
Broaderclasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, holdThe act of grasping
Spanishabrazo
Catalanabraçada
Verbsembracesqueeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
English > embrace: 6 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of taking in or encircling.
Example"an island in the embrace of the sea"
BroaderinclusionThe state of being included
English > embrace: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA close affectionate and protective acceptance.
Example"his willing embrace of new ideas"
Synonymbosom
Broaderadoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousalThe act of accepting with approval
Catalanadhesió, dedicació
Verbsembracetake up the cause, ideology / ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
English > embrace: 6 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningInclude in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsencompass, comprehend, cover
BroaderincludeHave as a part, be made up out of
Similar tocover, treat, handle, plow, deal, addressAct on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
Spanishabarcar, circundar, comprender, cubrir, englobar
Catalancobrir, comprendre, englobar, incloure
English > embrace: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningSqueeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam and Sue embrace; Sam cannot embrace Sue
Example "They embraced"
Synonymshug, bosom, squeeze
Narrowerclinchembrace amorously
cuddlehold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth
interlock, lockBecome engaged or intermeshed with one another
Broaderclasphold firmly and tightly
Spanishabrazar, estrujar, seno
Catalanabraçar
Nounsembrace, embracing, embracementthe act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
English > embrace: 6 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningtake up the cause, ideology / ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She embraced Catholicism"
Synonymsespouse, adopt, sweep up
Narrowertake up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize onAdopt
BroaderacceptConsider or hold as true
Spanishabrazar, adherirse a, adoptar
Catalanabraçar, adherir-se, adoptar
Nounsembracea close affectionate and protective acceptance

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