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embrace

 
Noun embrace has 3 senses
  1. embrace, embracing - the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
    --1 is a kind of clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
    --1 has particulars:
     cuddle, nestle, snuggle; hug, clinch, squeeze
    Derived form: verb embrace2
  2. embrace - the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea"
    --2 is a kind of
    inclusion
  3. embrace, bosom - a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
    --3 is a kind of adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal
    Derived form: verb embrace3
Verb embrace has 3 senses
  1. embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover - 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"
    --1 is one way to include
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze - hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"
    --2 is one way to clasp
    Derived forms: noun embrace1, noun embracing1
    Sample sentences:
    Sam and Sue embrace
    Sam cannot embrace Sue
  3. espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up - take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
    --3 is one way to accept
    Derived form: noun embrace3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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