Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun embrace

3 senses of embrace

Sense 1
embrace, embracing, embracement -- (the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection))
       => clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold -- (the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing")

Sense 2
embrace -- (the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea")
       => inclusion -- (the state of being included)

Sense 3
embrace, bosom -- (a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family")
       => adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal -- (the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb embrace

3 senses of embrace

Sense 1
embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover -- (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")
       => include -- (have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers")

Sense 2
embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze -- (squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him")
       => clasp -- (hold firmly and tightly)

Sense 3
espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up -- (take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith")
       => accept -- (consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument")

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