verb (used with object), em·braced, em·brac·ing.
verb (used without object), em·braced, em·brac·ing.
Origin of embrace1
verb (used with object), em·braced, em·brac·ing. Law.
Origin of embrace2
Examples from the Web for embrace
Is there any chance the potential 2016 hopeful will stand up to the right and embrace paid sick leave?
The question is will we see regime changes in both Hamas and Israel that embrace a lasting peace?In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We happily hoist our egg nog in the air, embrace each other, and raise our out-of-tune voices in song.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Sanders to do that, he said, “he would have to embrace a radically different form of politics.”Why the Left Loves Warren, But Won’t Swoon for Sanders|David Freedlander|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Branch helped women feel beautiful by encouraging them to embrace their natural selves as she had.Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45|Danielle Belton|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You enter the mouth of a valley; the hills reach forth their arms to embrace you, and you consciously enter a new world.The Alps|Martin Conway
Fearful that if he put his arms round her, he would feel me, Kathleen raised herself, and allowed him to embrace her.Japhet in Search of a Father|Frederick Marryat
In the midst of my concentrated rage, I was obliged to advance and embrace her, and there was an end of happiness for the day.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
She instantly comprehended his permission and threw herself into her lover's embrace.Monte-Cristo's Daughter|Edmund Flagg
He bent toward her and, throwing his arms about her, again endeavored to draw her back into his embrace, but she resisted.The Black Pearl|Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for embrace
Word Origin for embrace
mid-14c., from Old French embracer (12c., Modern French embrasser) "clasp in the arms, enclose; covet, handle, cope with," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + brace, braz "the arms," from Latin bracchium (neuter plural brachia); see brace (n.). Related: Embraced; embracing; embraceable. Replaced Old English clyppan, also fæðm.
1590s, from embrace (v.).