Em`brace´   Pronunciation: ĕm`brāst´
v. t.1.To fasten on, as armor.
1.To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
[imp. & p. p. Embraced (ĕm*brāst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Embracing (ĕm*brā"sĭng).]
2.To cling to; to cherish; to love.
3.To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome.
What is there that he may not embrace for truth?
- Locke.
4.To encircle; to encompass; to inclose.
5.To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
6.To accept; to undergo; to submit to.
7.(Law) To attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court.
v. i.1.To join in an embrace.
n.1.Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug.
Noun1.embrace - the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
Synonyms: embracing
2.embrace - the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea"
3.embrace - a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
Synonyms: bosom
Verb1.embrace - 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"
2.embrace - hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"
Synonyms: hug, bosom, squeeze
3.embrace - take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
Synonyms: sweep up, espouse, adopt
To dream that you are embracing your lover, foretells of quarrels, disagreements, and accusations arising from infidelity. To dream that you embrace a stranger, signifies of an unwelcome guest. To dream that you are embracing relatives, signifies their sickness and unhappiness.abduct, accommodate, accost, accouple, accueil, accumulate, address, adhere, adhere to, admit, adoption, affiliate, agglomerate, agglutinate, amass, ankle, approve, articulate, articulation, assemble, assimilate, associate, band, bear, bear hug, bite, bob, bond, bosom, boundary, bow, box, bracket, bridge, bridge over, bunch, butt, carry, carry off, case, cement, cervix, chain, cherish, clamp, clap together, cleave, cleave to, clench, clinch, cling, cling to, clinging, clip, close, closure, clot, cluster, clutch, coagulate, cohere, collect, combine, come together, communicate, compass, compass about, complete, compose, concatenate, congeal, conglobulate, conglomerate, conjoin, conjugate, connect, connecting link, connecting rod, connection, converge, copulate, count in, couple, coupling, cover, cradle, crate, cuddle, curtsy, death grip, dovetail, elbow, embay, embody, embosom, embox, embracement, embracing, employ, encapsulate, encase, encircle, enclasp, enclose, encompass, enfold, enfoldment, enshroud, entertain, entwine, envelop, environ, envisage, enwrap, fill, fill in, fill out, firm hold, fold, fondle, foothold, footing, foster, freeze to, gather, glad hand, gliding joint, glue, go around, go in for, go round, grapple, grasp, greeting, grip, gripe, grow together, hail, hand-clasp, handshake, hang on, hang on to, hang together, harbor, have, have and hold, hearty welcome, hello, hinge, hinged joint, hip, hold, hold fast, hold on, hold on to, hold tight, hold together, how-do-you-do, hug, incorporate, intercommunicate, interface, invest, involve, iron grip, join, joining, joint, juncture, keep, keep hold of, kidnap, kiss, knee, knit, knot, knuckle, lap, lay together, league, link, lock, lump together, make use of, make welcome, marry, marshal, mass, meet, merge, miter, mobilize, mortise, neck, never let go, nip, nod, number among, nurse, nurture, nuzzle, occupy, open arms, pack, package, pair, pass, persist, piece together, pivot, pivot joint, press, purchase, put together, rabbet, ratify, reception, reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, roll into one, salutation, salute, scarf, seam, seizure, set, shanghai, sheathe, shoulder, shroud, smile, smile of recognition, smiling reception, smother, snuggle, solder, solidify, span, splice, squeeze, stay, stay put, stick, stick to, stick together, stitch, subsume, surround, suture, swaddle, swathe, symphysis, take hold of, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take on, take over, take up, tape, the glad hand, throttle, tie, tie rod, tight grip, toehold, toggle, toggle joint, treasure, treasure up, twine, unify, union, unite, use, wave, welcome mat, welcoming, weld, wrap, wrap about, wrap up, wrist, yoke
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