Definition of embrace :
1. Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug.
2. To accept; to undergo; to submit to.
3. To attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court.
4. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
5. To cling to; to cherish; to love.
6. To encircle; to encompass; to inclose.
7. To fasten on, as armor.
8. To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
9. To join in an embrace.
10. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome.
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compose (part of speech: verb)
caress (part of speech: verb)
enclose (part of speech: verb)
greet (part of speech: verb)
grip (part of speech: verb)
- A rough embrace, a kiss on her cheek, and he had gone. - "The Voice in the Fog", Harold MacGrath.
- Come down this very moment, you little hard- hearted person, and embrace your old uncle. - "The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers", Mary Cholmondeley.
- I shall not embrace you often, my dear cousin! - "Cousin Betty", Honore de Balzac.