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  Words related to embrace

Related / Similar Words: bosom, embracing, espouse, adopt, sweep up, hug, squeeze, encompass, comprehend, cover

 

Definition:
  • a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family";
  • the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection);
  • the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea";
  • take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one''s own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith";
  • hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced";
  • include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one''s sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group";

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    Hyponyms: cuddle, nestle, snuggle, hug, clinch, squeeze, take up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize on, interlock, lock

     

    Grouped Verbs: cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address

     

    Derivational Morphology: espouse, adopt, sweep up, hug, bosom, squeeze, borrowing, adoption, clinch, hugger, caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling, embracing, inclusion, comprehension, encompassment

     

    Anagrams: macabre

     

     
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