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Overview of noun embrace

The noun embrace has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) embrace, embracing, embracement

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

2. (1) embrace

(the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea")

3. embrace, bosom

(a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family")

Overview of verb embrace

The verb embrace has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (5) 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")

2. (3) embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze

(squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him")

3. (1) espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up

(take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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