Associations to the word «Embrace»


EMBRACE, verb. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
EMBRACE, verb. (obsolete) To cling to; to cherish; to love.
EMBRACE, verb. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome.
EMBRACE, verb. To accept; to undergo; to submit to.
EMBRACE, verb. To encircle; to encompass; to enclose.
EMBRACE, verb. (figurative) To enfold, to include (ideas, principles, etc.); to encompass.
EMBRACE, verb. To fasten on, as armour.
EMBRACE, verb. (legal) To attempt to influence (a jury, court, etc.) corruptly.
EMBRACE, noun. Hug (noun); putting arms around someone.
EMBRACE, noun. (metaphorical) Enfolding, including.
EMBRACE THE PENGUIN, verb. (computing) (slang) To switch one's operating system to Linux.

Dictionary definition

EMBRACE, noun. The act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection).
EMBRACE, noun. The state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea".
EMBRACE, noun. A close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family".
EMBRACE, 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".
EMBRACE, verb. Squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him".
EMBRACE, 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".

Wise words

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia