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Synonyms for embrace
ɛmˈbreɪsem·brace

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. embrace, embracing, embracementnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    embracement, bosom, embracing

  2. embracenoun

    the state of taking in or encircling

    "an island in the embrace of the sea"

    Synonyms:
    embracement, bosom, embracing

  3. embrace, bosomverb

    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, coververb

    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, squeezeverb

    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 upverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. embraceverb

    Synonyms:
    clasp (in the arms), hug

  2. embraceverb

    Synonyms:
    welcome, seize, accept, lay hold on

  3. embraceverb

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

  4. embracenoun

    Synonyms:
    hug, clasp

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "embrace":

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

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How to use embrace in a sentence?

  1. Jeb Bush:

    We've stood for people, irrespective of their nationality, their ethnicity, their race, color, creed, it doesn't matter, if they embrace a set of shared values, everybody can be as American as everybody else.

  2. Andrew Hertzberg:

    We’re speaking to teens, not speaking to adults here, we hope that teens will embrace this messaging, will share it and create their own.

  3. Santiago Felipe/Getty Images:

    As much as I embrace this body, and as much as I’m proud of who I am, I’m also broken, and I’m assembling myself. So it’s not the greatest place to be yet. It will be, though. It will be pretty freaking awesome.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    If you are an intellectual and wise person, but you adopt a way that contradicts your ability of knowledge and wisdom; it clarifies; you are just a pretender rather than having any reality of truth. As a result, you may embrace failure and meet the shame before reaching a chosen destination.

  5. Terpsichore Lindeman:

    If you water a plant with poison it will embrace it and flower accordingly or die.


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