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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

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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

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Up the blood rushed to his face; forth flashed the fire from his eyes; erect he sprang; he held his arms out; but I evaded the embrace, and at once quitted the room.
But British India, properly so called, only embraces seven hundred thousand square miles, and a population of from one hundred to one hundred and ten millions of inhabitants.
Thrice I sprang towards her and tried to clasp her in my arms, but each time she flitted from my embrace as it were a dream or phantom, and being touched to the quick I said to her,
Thus, while our own change of positions is known to embrace an orbit of about 200,000,000 of miles, it is nevertheless so trifling as to produce no apparent change of position in thousands of the fixed stars that are believed to be the suns of other systems.
As soon as he did so he became inflamed with the same passionate desire for her that he had felt when they had first enjoyed each other's embraces, and slept with one another without their dear parents knowing anything about it.
This fertile and sheltered tract of country, in which the fields are never brown and the springs never dry, is bounded on the south by the bold chalk ridge that embraces the prominences of Hambledon Hill, Bulbarrow, Nettlecombe-Tout, Dogbury, High Stoy, and Bubb Down.
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.
The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.
I love heat and my sister loves cold--come here and let me embrace you, and then I'll go home at once.
The captain ran to embrace his brother, who placed both hands on his breast so as to have a good look at him, holding him a little way off but as soon as he had fully recognised him he clasped him in his arms so closely, shedding such tears of heartfelt joy, that most of those present could not but join in them.
Then as to the analysis of the ancients and the algebra of the moderns, besides that they embrace only matters highly abstract, and, to appearance, of no use, the former is so exclusively restricted to the consideration of figures, that it can exercise the understanding only on condition of greatly fatiguing the imagination; and, in the latter, there is so complete a subjection to certain rules and formulas, that there results an art full of confusion and obscurity calculated to embarrass, instead of a science fitted to cultivate the mind.
Let us not attempt to reconcile contradictions, but firmly embrace a rational alternative.
Few are the hearts whose happy lot it is at once to recognize in each other's voices the partner intended for them by Providence, and to fly into a reciprocal and perfectly harmonious embrace.
But I only went to see him when that phase came over me, and when my dreams had reached such a point of bliss that it became essential at once to embrace my fellows and all mankind; and for that purpose I needed, at least, one human being, actually existing.