1. the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
2. the state of taking in or encircling
- an island in the embrace of the sea
3. a close affectionate and protective acceptance
- his willing embrace of new ideas
Similar word(s): bosom
1. include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
2. hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
- They embraced
3. take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
- She embraced Catholicism
Sentences with embrace as a verb:
- I wholeheartedly embrace the new legislation.
- Natural philosophy embraces many sciences.