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Definitions of embrace

  1. take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; " She embraced Catholocism"; " They adopted the Jewish faith"
  2. a close affectionate and protective acceptance; " his willing embrace of new ideas"; " in the bosom of the family"
  3. hug, usually with fondness; " Hug me, please"; " They embraced"
  4. 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"
  5. the act of clasping another person in the arms ( as in greeting or affection)
  6. the state of taking in or encircling; " an island in the embrace of the sea"
  7. To fasten on, as armor.
  8. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
  9. To cling to; to cherish; to love.
  10. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome.
  11. To encircle; to encompass; to inclose.
  12. To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
  13. To accept; to undergo; to submit to.
  14. To attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court.
  15. To join in an embrace.
  16. Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug.
  17. To hold in the arms, or press to the bosom with affection; hug; cling to; receive with willingness; include; inclose.
  18. The act of embracing; a clasping in the arms; a hug.
  19. To take in the arms: to press to the bosom with affection: to take eagerly or willingly: to comprise: to admit or receive.
  20. An embracing: fond pressure in the arms.
  21. A clasping in the arms.
  22. To clasp in the arms; receive willingly; comprise.
  23. To infold in the arms; clasp; hug; accept; willingly; comprehend; include.
  24. Pressure to the bosom with the arms; reception of one thing into another; sexual intercourse; conjugal endearment.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Pressure to the bosom with the arms; a hug; sexual intercourse.
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Quotes of embrace

  1. On the one hand we publicly pronounce the equality of all peoples; on the other hand, in our immigration laws, we embrace in practice these very theories we abhor and verbally condemn. – Emanuel Celler
  2. But I think once the word gets out that the movie is funny- funny is transcendent- it will traverse all demographic barriers if people embrace it as a funny movie. – Thomas Haden Church
  3. With our national savings rate well below one -percent, it is imperative that the government embrace innovative and cost -effective means of boosting personal savings. – Jim Cooper
  4. Our sexual lives are maintained by the shadow side and the light side, so the more we can understand and embrace enlightenment, the less need there is for chemical enhancement. – Kyan Douglas
  5. Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted. – Erich Fromm
  6. Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be. – Khalil Gibran
  7. When you've moved past a point where you're just scrambling for jobs, you think about the things that you want to do. And the things that you want to do are governed by what you've seen, what you choose to embrace – Danny Glover
  8. As we embrace the American dream and the freedoms it represents, we must also ensure that those who wish to enjoy those freedoms become a part of our society and learn to speak our language. – Bobby Jindal
  9. Don't ignore the past, but deal with it, on your own pace. Once you deal with it, you are free of it; and you are free to embrace your life and be a happy loving person because if you don't, the past will come back to haunt and keep coming back to haunt you. – Boris Kodjoe
  10. A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embrace the discarded policies of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement. – Trent Lott
  11. We've got to demonstrate why European unity and integration, our vast single market, our single currency, equip us with the strength to embrace globalization. – Peter Mandelson
  12. To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude. – Jeanne Moreau
  13. I embrace my rival, but only to strangle him. – Jean Racine
  14. Let us embrace Science and the new technologies unfettered, for it is these which will liberate mankind from the myth of god, and free us from our age old fears, from disease, death and the sweat of labor. – Claude Vorilhon

Usage examples for embrace

  1. They pass on to new life and love; we cannot ourselves always do it in this life- the flesh is weak and dear; and age passes over us, and takes away the close embrace and the sweet desire. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. I slept, I dreamed, I woke to that embrace – Poems by Muriel Stuart
  3. I tried to advance and to embrace her, my arms would not move. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  4. His book was not calculated to supply the place of the common one; for the author thought it impracticable to make a new grammar, suitable for boys, and at the same time to embrace in it proofs sufficient to remove the prejudices of teachers in favour of the old. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. They embrace only a shadow of virtue, not virtue itself, since they estimate the value of all things by the pleasures they afford. – Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates by Plato
  6. She ran to see who was there, and returned with Natacha, who wished to embrace her father. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  7. She felt his arm move out as though he would embrace her, then suddenly he drew back. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  8. " But you will not be so cruel, so unlike yourself, as to compel me to embrace a life for which I have no calling. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. " Come and embrace me, I beg of you," he murmured. – Monsieur de Camors, v3 by Octave Feuillet
  10. Nor did the warmth of her embrace and her: Oh! – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  11. He has told his wife what to do: embrace her son, keep from crying, and say nothing. – Contemporary Russian Novelists by Serge Persky
  12. She had her arm about the boy's shoulder in giving Breckon her hand, and when Breckon had got away she pulled Boyne to her in a more peremptory embrace – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  13. " Embrace me, and come and see me. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. He gathered her to close embrace so that swept from her feet she lay in his arms rapt for one precious instant from all the world. – The Unknown Sea by Clemence Housman
  15. I kiss and embrace you. – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  16. Do not embrace me. – A Christian But a Roman by Mór Jókai
  17. And once the little form he held twisted, suddenly, in his embrace – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  18. The embrace was over in an instant. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  19. They sat opposite to one another, and a dozen times at least during the course of the dinner one of them would jump up from his chair, and run round to embrace the other. – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome
  20. I embrace thee in spirit! – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
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