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1. embrace  (noun) 
a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"

  Also known as: bosom


  More Generic:
    adoption     acceptance     acceptation     espousal


2. embrace  (noun) 
the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

  Also known as: embracing


  More Specific:
cuddle / nestle / snuggle - a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
hug / clinch / squeeze - a tight or amorous embrace


  More Generic:
    clasp     clench     clutch     clutches     grasp     grip     hold


3. embrace  (noun) 
the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea"



  More Generic:
    inclusion


4. embrace  (verb) 
take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one''s own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"

  Also known as: espouse, adopt, sweep up


  More Specific:
take up / latch on / fasten on / hook on / seize on - adopt


  More Generic:
    accept


5. embrace  (verb) 
hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"

  Also known as: hug, bosom, squeeze


  More Specific:
clinch - embrace amorously
cuddle - hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth
interlock / lock - become engaged or intermeshed with one another


  More Generic:
    clasp


6. embrace  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: encompass, comprehend, cover


  More Generic:
    include


  Verb Group:
    cover     treat     handle     plow     deal     address


 

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