What are some alternative words for embrace?

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?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say embrace in sign language?

  1. embrace

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How to use embrace in a sentence?

  1. Pete Buttigieg:

    If we embrace a far-left agenda, they're going to say we're a bunch of crazy socialists, if we embrace a conservative agenda, you know what they're going to do? They're going to say we're a bunch of crazy socialists.

  2. Wahid Mayar:

    The suffering of mental illness in Afghanistan is a silent war. If peace comes then we will have to accept the new normal, but currently we are in a phase of tremendous uncertainty, the prospect of peace brings hope and anxiety. We wonder can peace ever come to embrace us, to calm our minds.

  3. Marjorie Enya:

    As soon as I knew she was in the squad, I thought I have to make this special, i know rugby people are amazing and they would embrace it.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Life moves in cycles. Sun takes hours twenty-four, rain clouds periodically open their doors, the moon, goes through phases never fills up soon and tides time to time touch the shores. Cycles and seasons #heal you with reasons, embrace them, be aware know mother nature will always care. Let summer, autumn, winter and spring be optimized, heal with every season to get MickeyMized.

  5. Roger Ferguson of TIAA:

    Particularly with the pandemic issues we are confronting in 2020, this is a time when we must embrace our differences and become more inclusive, no group should ever be targeted for racism, harassment or other form of discrimination. At TIAA, we are committed to playing our part to constructively engage as difference makers, consistent with our guiding values and, indeed, our legacy of inclusive leadership.


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