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embrace (verb)

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  • embrace — ► VERB 1) hold closely in one s arms, especially as a sign of affection. 2) include or contain. 3) accept or support (a belief or change) willingly. ► NOUN ▪ an act of embracing. DERIVATIVES embraceable adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • embrace — I (accept) verb adopt, advocate, affiliate, agree to, assume, be in favor of, concur in, consent to, countenance, endorse, espouse, favor, make one s own. ratify, sanction, seize, subscribe to, support, take to oneself, take up, welcome II… …   Law dictionary

  • embrace — verb 1》 hold closely in one s arms, especially as a sign of affection. 2》 accept or support (a belief or change) willingly. 3》 include or contain. noun an act of embracing. Derivatives embraceable adjective embracement noun embracer noun Origin… …   English new terms dictionary

  • embrace — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ close, strong, tight, warm ▪ the comfort of her warm embrace ▪ comforting, gentle, loving …   Collocations dictionary

  • embrace — [[t]ɪmbre͟ɪs[/t]] embraces, embracing, embraced 1) V RECIP If you embrace someone, you put your arms around them and hold them tightly, usually in order to show your love or affection for them. You can also say that two people embrace. [V n (non… …   English dictionary

  • embrace — I. verb (embraced; embracing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French embracer, from en + brace pair of arms more at brace Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to clasp in the arms ; hug …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • embrace — I UK [ɪmˈbreɪs] / US verb Word forms embrace : present tense I/you/we/they embrace he/she/it embraces present participle embracing past tense embraced past participle embraced formal ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to put your arms around someone …   English dictionary

  • embrace — [c]/ɛmˈbreɪs / (say em brays) verb (embraced, embracing) –verb (t) 1. to take or clasp in the arms; press to the bosom; hug. 2. to take or receive (an idea, etc.) gladly or eagerly; accept willingly. 3. to avail oneself of (an opportunity, etc.) …   Australian English dictionary

  • embrace — em|brace1 [ ım breıs ] verb ** 1. ) transitive FORMAL to completely accept something such as a new belief, idea, or way of life: Most countries have enthusiastically embraced the concept of high speed railroads. a ) to accept and include… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • embrace — [14] To embrace someone is literally to ‘put your arms round’ them. It comes via Old French from Vulgar Latin *imbracchiāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix in ‘in’ and Latin bracchium ‘arm’ (ultimate source of English brace, bracelet, and …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • embrace — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to put your arms around someone and hold them in a friendly or loving way: She embraced her son tenderly. 2 (T) formal to include something as part of a subject, discussion etc: This course embraces several different aspects of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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