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Synonyms for embrace
ɛmˈbreɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embrace, embracing, embracement(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    embracement, bosom, embracing

  2. embrace(noun)

    the state of taking in or encircling

    "an island in the embrace of the sea"

    Synonyms:
    embracement, bosom, embracing

  3. embrace, bosom(verb)

    a close affectionate and protective acceptance

    "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"

    Synonyms:
    heart, bosom, boob, knocker, embracement, tit, embracing, titty, breast

  4. embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    wrap up, compass, get over, hug, insure, plow, espouse, enshroud, dig, compensate, breed, encompass, shroud, continue, sweep up, treat, hatch, adopt, report, extend, cut across, brood, squeeze, deal, grasp, incubate, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, get the picture, traverse, apprehend, pass over, bosom, comprehend, handle, perceive, overlay, cover, savvy, cross, cut through, grok, get across, cover up, track

  5. embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze(verb)

    squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

    "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"

    Synonyms:
    hug, twitch, espouse, rack, pressure, encompass, thrust, press, gouge, sweep up, adopt, force, shove, twinge, compress, tweet, contract, compact, extort, stuff, squeeze, squash, bosom, pinch, wring, hale, mash, coerce, comprehend, cover, wedge, squelch, constrict, crush

  6. espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up(verb)

    take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

    "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"

    Synonyms:
    adopt, hook up with, acquire, marry, sweep, cover, get hitched with, dramatize, wed, hug, take up, comprehend, assume, get married, embroil, take in, encompass, follow, squeeze, sweep up, conjoin, bosom, take, take over, dramatise, drag in, borrow, espouse, take on, drag, tangle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. embrace

    To caress is less than to embrace; more dignified and less familiar than to fondle. A visitor caresses a friend's child; a mother fondles her babe. Fondling is always by touch; caressing may be also by words, or other tender and pleasing attentions.

    See synonyms for AFFRONT.

    Synonyms:
    caress, coddle, court, flatter, fondle, kiss, pamper, pet

    Preposition:
    Caressed by or with the hand; caressed by admirers, at court.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. embrace

    Synonyms:
    clasp, comprehend, include, hug, comprise, contain, close, embody, incorporate

    Antonyms:
    exclude, reject, except

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. embrace(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    clasp (in the arms), hug

  2. embrace(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    welcome, seize, accept, lay hold on

  3. embrace(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    comprehend, include, cover, contain, comprise, enclose, encompass, encircle, embody, take in

  4. embrace(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hug, clasp

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "embrace":

    kiss, adopt, kissing, encompass, behold, accept, hug, cover, include

How to pronounce embrace?

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US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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How to use embrace in a sentence?

  1. Aaron David Miller:

    The question is not whether there is anything United States can do. The question is whether or not United States is willing and able to do them, we could come up with any number of creative, sometimes very tough-minded ideas, that the administration could embrace. The question is will they, and so far it seems to be they're highly risk averse even in the face of this intensified conflict.

  2. Eric Berry:

    I will embrace this process and attack it the same way I do everything else in life, god has more than prepared me for it.

  3. Lois McMaster Bujold:

    But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain

  4. Andrew Ferguson:

    If they embrace this idea of accountability and transparency, they can actually showcase the good, deal with the bad and move things forward in a really constructive way.

  5. Zalmay Khalilzad:

    In our opening session, I underscored to the Talibs that the Afghan people, who are their brothers & sisters, want this war to end, it is time to put down arms, stop the violence, & embrace peace.

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