Embrace - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈbreɪs|  American pronunciation of the word embrace
Brit.  |ɪmˈbreɪs|  British pronunciation of the word embrace


- the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection) (syn: embracement, embracing)
- the state of taking in or encircling
- a close affectionate and protective acceptance(syn: bosom)


- include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory (syn: comprehend, cover, encompass)
- hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness(syn: bosom, hug, squeeze)
- take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own(syn: adopt, espouse)


They embraced one last time before going their separate ways.

a politician who has been embraced by conservatives

Charity embraces all acts of generous giving.

It's a subject that embraces many areas of learning.

He held her in a warm embrace.

Two brothers embraced as they met at the airport.

Before she could embrace him he stepped away.

He embraced the opportunity to study further.

His suggestion will not be eagerly embraced by all.

She had to embrace the life she disliked

They embraced different parties.

The distance which his eye could embrace was waste.

The infinite the intellect cannot embrace.

The course embraces elements of chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Charity embraces all acts that contribute to human welfare.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: embrace
he/she/it: embraces
present participle: embracing
past tense: embraced
past participle: embraced
singular: embrace
plural: embraces
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