embrace


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Synonyms for embrace

Synonyms for embrace

to put one's arms around affectionately

to receive (something given or offered) willingly and gladly

to take, as another's idea, and make one's own

the act of embracing

Synonyms for embrace

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

the state of taking in or encircling

Related Words

a close affectionate and protective acceptance

squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

References in classic literature ?
If we embrace the tenets of those who oppose the adoption of the proposed Constitution, as the standard of our political creed, we cannot fail to verify the gloomy doctrines which predict the impracticability of a national system pervading entire limits of the present Confederacy.
On returning home I deferred for a time my desire to embrace all mankind.
Mother, why do you not stay still when I would embrace you?
After her I saw Iphimedeia wife of Aloeus who boasted the embrace of Neptune.
We will embrace Raoul, and perhaps he will have news of Athos.
cried Porthos; "indeed, my dear D'Artagnan, I don't know how you manage, but you are always full of ideas; let us go and embrace Raoul.
Close Jove's keen eyes for me in slumber while I hold him clasped in my embrace, and I will give you a beautiful golden seat, that can never fall to pieces; my clubfooted son Vulcan shall make it for you, and he shall give it a footstool for you to rest your fair feet upon when you are at table.
I must go and see them that I may make peace between them; they have been quarrelling, and are so angry that they have not slept with one another this long while; if I can bring them round and restore them to one another's embraces, they will be grateful to me and love me for ever afterwards.
Athos bowed whilst pressing the hand of Aramis, and turned to embrace Porthos with emotion.
It is strange," thought he, "whence comes the inclination I feel to embrace Porthos once more?
As to that," said he, "we must leave them to the mercy of Christ; but it is your business to assist them, encourage them, and instruct them; and if you give me leave, and God His blessing, I do not doubt but the poor ignorant souls shall be brought home to the great circle of Christianity, if not into the particular faith we all embrace, and that even while you stay here.
It is on this principle that our Church sends missionaries into Persia, India, and China; and that our clergy, even of the superior sort, willingly engage in the most hazardous voyages, and the most dangerous residence amongst murderers and barbarians, to teach them the knowledge of the true God, and to bring them over to embrace the Christian faith.
Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls.
The happiness of having such a sister was their first effusion, and the fair ladies mingled in embraces and tears of joy.
From her immortal head a radiance is shown from heaven and embraces earth; and great is the beauty that ariseth from her shining light.