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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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As soon as he had tasted the blood, he knew me, and weeping bitterly stretched out his arms towards me to embrace me; but he had no strength nor substance any more, and I too wept and pitied him as I beheld him.
This child no doubt is now grown up happily to man's estate, {96} and he and his father will have a joyful meeting and embrace one another as it is right they should do, whereas my wicked wife did not even allow me the happiness of looking upon my son, but killed me ere I could do so.
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.
4 : include <Mathematics embraces arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.
During this process, companies should be sure that they partner or continue to partner with a vendor that embraces future technologies while continuing to uphold the traditional standards that make a software vendor successful.
Advent unfailingly embraces and comprehends my reality.
you point out that "none of the largest denominations yet embraces gay lives fully.
In the methodological essay of 1940, Panofsky embraces the possibility of a truly objective history of art freed from every sort of cultural and affective projection.
Myrna Kamara invited embraces yet unveiled the gypsy in her--all those turns as festive as carousels.
In Gilles and Gotscho, Paris, 1992-94/95, Goldin embraces everything, despite the pain of it; it is an embrace that haunts her show - sadly, gorgeously in Ric and Randy, embracing, Easthampton, 1994, and harrowingly in the slide that closes The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, two skeletons arm in arm, body to body.
And as every new milestone is met, Parry is dreaming up new goals to chase down: he embraces a challenge and is voracious for our success.
As the Wonder Woman DVD set introduces a whole new generation of fans to her star-spangled alter ego, Carter embraces her queer fans, as she has since her early days.
Preaching Vocation, Community Voice, Marketplace Vision (Cowley 2002), in which she presents a method for engaging Scripture in sermon preparation that embraces the preacher's own sense of vocation, the community's voice, and the collective vision for the gospel found in the marketplace.
Ghosh notes, for instance, that in De Veritate Sacrae Scripturae Wyclif embraces an apparently sciential hermeneutics while preserving the interpretive freedom enabled by a traditional sapiential model.
If Harris embraces his extended family, you get the sense it's because they've always embraced him.