embrace, embracing, embracement(noun)
the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
the state of taking in or encircling
"an island in the embrace of the sea"
a close affectionate and protective acceptance
"his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover(verb)
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"
wrap up, compass, get over, embrace, hug, insure, plow, espouse, enshroud, dig, compensate, breed, encompass, shroud, continue, sweep up, treat, hatch, adopt, report, extend, cut across, brood, squeeze, deal, grasp, incubate, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, get the picture, traverse, apprehend, pass over, bosom, comprehend, handle, perceive, overlay, cover, savvy, cross, cut through, grok, get across, cover up, track
embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze(verb)
squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
"Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
hug, twitch, espouse, rack, pressure, encompass, thrust, press, gouge, sweep up, embrace, adopt, force, shove, twinge, compress, tweet, contract, compact, extort, stuff, squeeze, squash, bosom, pinch, wring, hale, mash, coerce, comprehend, cover, wedge, squelch, constrict, crush
espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up(verb)
take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
"She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
embrace, adopt, hook up with, acquire, marry, sweep, cover, get hitched with, dramatize, wed, hug, take up, comprehend, assume, get married, embroil, take in, encompass, follow, squeeze, sweep up, conjoin, bosom, take, take over, dramatise, drag in, borrow, espouse, take on, drag, tangle
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To caress is less than to embrace; more dignified and less familiar than to fondle. A visitor caresses a friend's child; a mother fondles her babe. Fondling is always by touch; caressing may be also by words, or other tender and pleasing attentions.
See synonyms for AFFRONT.
Caressed by or with the hand; caressed by admirers, at court.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for embrace
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- احتضن, تعانقArabic
- прегръдка, прегръщамBulgarian
- abraçar, abraçadaCatalan, Valencian
- obejmout, objetíCzech
- annehmen, umarmen, UmarmungGerman
- abrazo, abrazarSpanish
- در آغوش گرفتن, پذیرفتنPersian
- halata, syleillä, omaksuaFinnish
- embrassade, embrasser, étreinte, étreindre, embrassement, accoladeFrench
- ioma-ghlacadh, ioma-ghlacScottish Gaelic
- ეხუტება, ჩახუტებაGeorgian
- amplector, complexus, amplecti,Latin
- omarming, omarmen, omhelzing, omhelzen, knuffel, knuffelenDutch
- objęcie, obejmować, uściskać, objąć, uściskPolish
- abraço, abraçarPortuguese
- îmbrățișare, îmbrățișaRomanian
- объя́тия, обня́ть, объя́тие, обнима́тьRussian
- omfamna, krama, omfamning, kramSwedish
- گلے لگاناUrdu
- ôm hônVietnamese
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