Definitions of embrace

  1. To infold in the arms; clasp; hug; accept; willingly; comprehend; include.
  2. To fasten on, as armor.
  3. To hold in the arms, or press to the bosom with affection; hug; cling to; receive with willingness; include; inclose.
  4. To take in the arms: to press to the bosom with affection: to take eagerly or willingly: to comprise: to admit or receive.
  5. To clasp in the arms; receive willingly; comprise.
  6. To join in an embrace.
  7. take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; " She embraced Catholocism"; " They adopted the Jewish faith"
  8. To take and clasp in the arms; to press to the bosom in token of affection; to seize eagerly; to take with willingness that which offers or is offered; to comprehend; to comprise; to encompass; to accept; to have carnal intercourse with.
  9. To take or inclose in the arms; to press or clasp to the bosom in token of affection; to seize eagerly; to include or take in; to comprehend; to accept; to admit.
  10. the state of taking in or encircling; " an island in the embrace of the sea"
  11. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
  12. To cling to; to cherish; to love.
  13. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome.
  14. To encircle; to encompass; to inclose.
  15. To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
  16. To accept; to undergo; to submit to.
  17. To attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court.
  18. Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug.
  19. The act of embracing; a clasping in the arms; a hug.
  20. An embracing: fond pressure in the arms.
  21. A clasping in the arms.
  22. Pressure to the bosom with the arms; reception of one thing into another; sexual intercourse; conjugal endearment.