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embrace

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[ em-breys ]
/ 蓻m藞bre瑟s /
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verb (used with object), em路braced, em路brac路ing.
verb (used without object), em路braced, em路brac路ing.
to join in an embrace.
noun
an act or instance of embracing.
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Origin of embrace

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1300鈥50; Middle English, from Anglo-French, Old French embracier, equivalent to em- em-1 + bracier 鈥渢o embrace,鈥 derivative of brace 鈥渢he two arms鈥; see brace

synonym study for embrace

7. See include.

OTHER WORDS FROM embrace

em路brace路a路ble, adjectiveem路brace路ment, nounem路brac路er, nounun路em路brace路a路ble, adjective

Other definitions for embrace (2 of 2)

embrace2
[ em-breys ]
/ 蓻m藞bre瑟s /

verb (used with object), em路braced, em路brac路ing.Law.
to attempt to influence (a judge or jury) through corrupt means.

Origin of embrace

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1400鈥1450; late Middle English: to influence, prejudice, bribe (a jury), perhaps the same word as embrace1, influenced by embrasen to set on fire (<Middle French embraser;see em-1, braise)

OTHER WORDS FROM embrace

em路brac路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for embrace (1 of 2)

embrace1
/ (瑟m藞bre瑟s) /

verb (mainly tr)
noun
the act of embracing
(often plural) euphemistic sexual intercourse

Derived forms of embrace

embraceable, adjectiveembracement, nounembracer, noun

Word Origin for embrace

C14: from Old French embracier, from em- + brace a pair of arms, from Latin bracchia arms

British Dictionary definitions for embrace (2 of 2)

embrace2
/ (瑟m藞bre瑟s) /

verb
(tr) criminal law to commit or attempt to commit embracery against (a jury, etc)

Word Origin for embrace

C15: back formation from embraceor
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