Synonyms of embrace


1. embrace, embracing, embracement, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold

usage: the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

2. embrace, inclusion

usage: the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea"

3. embrace, bosom, adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal

usage: a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"


1. embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover, include

usage: 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"

2. embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze, clasp

usage: squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"

3. espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up, accept

usage: take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"

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Definition and meaning of embrace (Dictionary)