One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he ran to meet Jacob and embraced him’
hug, hold in one's arms, take in one's arms, hold, cuddle, clasp to one's bosom, clasp, squeeze, clutch, seize, grab
enfold, enclasp, encircle, enclose, envelop, entwine oneself around
informal canoodle, smooch
2‘many women are turning their backs on careers and embracing family life’
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
3‘the faculty embraces a wide range of departments’
include, take in, cover, involve, take into account, contain, comprise, incorporate, encompass, encapsulate, embody, subsume, comprehend
1‘they were locked in an embrace’
hug, cuddle, squeeze, clasp, hold, clutch, clinch, nuzzle, caress
informal necking session
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