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embrace - Dictionary definition and meaning for word embrace

(noun) the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
Synonyms : embracement , embracing

(noun) the state of taking in or encircling
Example Sentence
  • an island in the embrace of the sea

(noun) a close affectionate and protective acceptance
Synonyms : bosom
Example Sentence
  • his willing embrace of new ideas
  • in the bosom of the family

(verb) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
Synonyms : comprehend , cover , encompass
Example Sentence
  • This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds
  • this should cover everyone in the group

(verb) squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
Synonyms : bosom , hug , squeeze
Example Sentence
  • Hug me, please
  • They embraced
  • He hugged her close to him

(verb) take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
Synonyms : adopt , espouse , sweep up
Example Sentence
  • She embraced Catholicism
  • They adopted the Jewish faith

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for embrace

Concentrate on the word "bra"!!!!!!!! u understood my intentions rite!!!
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by gnaveen987

I had affection for the little girl EM with BRACES. So i hugged her!
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by nippi86

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