Synonyms of embrace in English:

embrace


See definition of embrace

verb

1‘he ran to meet Jacob and embraced him’

SYNONYMS

hug, hold in one's arms, take in one's arms, hold, cuddle, clasp to one's bosom, clasp, squeeze, clutch, seize, grab

nuzzle, caress

enfold, enclasp, encircle, enclose, envelop, entwine oneself around

informal canoodle, smooch

literary embosom

2‘many women are turning their backs on careers and embracing family life’

SYNONYMS

welcome, accept, receive enthusiastically, receive wholeheartedly, take up, take to one's heart, receive with open arms, welcome with open arms, adopt

support, be in favour of, back, champion

formal espouse

ANTONYMS

reject

3‘the faculty embraces a wide range of departments’

SYNONYMS

include, take in, cover, involve, take into account, contain, comprise, incorporate, encompass, encapsulate, embody, subsume, comprehend

ANTONYMS

exclude


noun

1‘they were locked in an embrace’

SYNONYMS

hug, cuddle, squeeze, clasp, hold, clutch, clinch, nuzzle, caress

bear hug

informal necking session