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1. embrace

verb. ['ɛmˈbreɪs, ɪmˈbreɪs'] include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory.

Synonyms

  • include
  • address
  • cover
  • encompass
  • comprehend
  • plow
  • deal
  • handle

Antonyms

  • start
  • let
  • uncover
  • right

Etymology

  • embracen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • embracier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Embrace

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  • }right-brace
  • right-brace
  • misplace
  • interlace
  • displace
  • disgrace
  • retrace
  • lambastes
  • degrace
  • replace
  • incase
  • encase
  • deface
  • debase
  • trace
  • space
  • place
  • grace
  • glace
  • frace
  • erase
  • efface
  • drace
  • crace

How do you pronounce embrace?

Pronounce embrace as ɪmˈbreɪs.

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Example sentences of the word embrace


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Show off some school spirit by using decorations that embrace the official school colors.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The health care industry's embrace of evidence-based practice as health care costs continue to rise is not coincidental.

3. Verb, base form
Even dogs need to embrace their sexy side.

Quotes containing the word embrace


1. Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they're making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that's the difference.
- Lou Holtz

2. Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It's the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, 'This is me, and I'm interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.'
- Ashton Kutcher

3. There was a manifesto in the late '60s/early '70s, and it basically laid out what 'black art' was and that it should embrace black history and black culture. There were all these rules - I was shocked, when I found it in a book, that it even existed, that it would demarcate these artists.
- Kara Walker

2. embrace

verb. ['ɛmˈbreɪs, ɪmˈbreɪs'] squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness.

Synonyms

  • cuddle
  • hug
  • clinch
  • interlock
  • lock
  • squeeze
  • clasp

Antonyms

  • lose
  • discontinue
  • defy
  • surrender

Etymology

  • embracen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • embracier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. embrace

noun. ['ɛmˈbreɪs, ɪmˈbreɪs'] the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection).

Synonyms

  • embracement
  • cuddle
  • clutch
  • hug
  • clinch
  • clutches
  • squeeze
  • grip
  • snuggle
  • grasp
  • embracing
  • clasp
  • hold
  • nestle

Antonyms

  • pull
  • gain
  • bore
  • incapability

Etymology

  • embracen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • embracier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. embrace

noun. ['ɛmˈbreɪs, ɪmˈbreɪs'] the state of taking in or encircling.

Antonyms

  • unbuckle

Etymology

  • embracen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • embracier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. embrace

verb. ['ɛmˈbreɪs, ɪmˈbreɪs'] take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own.

Synonyms

  • take up
  • sweep up
  • seize on
  • accept
  • fasten on
  • hook on
  • latch on
  • espouse

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • deny
  • enable
  • disagree

Etymology

  • embracen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • embracier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. embrace

noun. ['ɛmˈbreɪs, ɪmˈbreɪs'] a close affectionate and protective acceptance.

Synonyms

  • espousal
  • acceptation
  • acceptance
  • adoption

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • refrain
  • undercharge
  • decompress

Etymology

  • embracen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • embracier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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