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Embrace meaning

embrace - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. To fasten on, as armor.
  2. 2. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
  3. 3. To cling to; to cherish; to love.
  4. 4. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome.
  5. 5. To encircle; to encompass; to inclose.
  6. 6. To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
  7. 7. To accept; to undergo; to submit to.
  8. 8. To attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court.
  9. 9. To join in an embrace.
  10. 10. Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug.
  11. 11. A clasping in the arms.
  12. 12. To clasp in the arms; receive willingly; comprise.

embrace - examples of usage

  1. Eventually he tried to embrace one of the ladies. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Cassandra dared to offer her cheek and received his embrace. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. But Mavis insisted on struggling through the doorway, into the rude embrace of the weather. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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