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embrace

em·brace

embrace

 
pronunciation:
ihm breIs
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: embraced, embraces, embracing
definition 1: to hold closely in one's arms; hug.
He embraced his mother.
 
synonyms:
hug, squeeze
similar words:
caress, clasp, cuddle, fold, press
definition 2: to take up or accept easily.
I embraced the chance to go to Europe.
synonyms:
welcome
similar words:
accept, adopt, receive
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of holding someone closely in one's arms; hug.
His embrace comforted me.
synonyms:
hug, squeeze
similar words:
caress, clasp
derivations: embraceable (adj.), embracer (n.)
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