English noun: embrace
|1.||embrace (act) the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)|
|Broader (hypernym)||clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold|
|Narrower (hyponym)||clinch, cuddle, hug, nestle, snuggle, squeeze|
|2.||embrace (state) the state of taking in or encircling|
|Samples||An island in the embrace of the sea.|
|3.||embrace (act) a close affectionate and protective acceptance|
|Samples||His willing embrace of new ideas.|
In the bosom of the family.
|Broader (hypernym)||acceptance, acceptation, adoption, espousal|
English verb: embrace
|1.||embrace (stative) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory|
|Samples||This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds.|
This should cover everyone in the group.
|Synonyms||comprehend, cover, encompass|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Verb group||address, cover, deal, handle, plow, treat|
|2.||embrace (contact) squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness|
|Samples||Hug me, please.|
He hugged her close to him.
|Examples||Sam and Sue embrace, Sam cannot embrace Sue|
|Synonyms||bosom, hug, squeeze|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody
|Narrower (hyponym)||clinch, cuddle, interlock, lock|
|3.||embrace (cognition) take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own|
|Samples||She embraced Catholicism.|
They adopted the Jewish faith.
|Synonyms||adopt, espouse, sweep up|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||fasten on, hook on, latch on, seize on, take up|