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Definitions of Embrace

Pronunciation : Em*brace"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.]
Definition : Defn: To fasten on, as armor. [Obs.] Spenser.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Em*brace"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. embracier, F. embrasser; pref. em- (L. in) + F. bras arm. See Brace, n.]
Definition : 1. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug. I will embrace him with a soldier's arm, That he shall shrink under my courtesy. Shak. Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them. Acts xx. 1.

2. To cling to; to cherish; to love. Shak.

3. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome. "I embrace these conditions." "You embrace the occasion." Shak. What is there that he may not embrace for truth Locke.

4. To encircle; to encompass; to inclose. Low at his feet a spacious plain is placed, Between the mountain and the stream embraced. Denham.

5. To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences. Not that my song, in such a scanty space, So large a subject fully can embrace. Dryden.

6. To accept; to undergo; to submit to. "I embrace this fortune patiently." Shak.

7. (Law)

Defn: To attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court. Blackstone.

Syn. -- To clasp; hug; inclose; encompass; include;

t. [imp. & p. p. Embraced; p. pr. & vb. n. Embracing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Em*brace"
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To join in an embrace.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Em*brace"
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug. We stood tranced in long embraces, Mixed with kisses. Tennyson.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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