Synonyms of hug in English:

hug


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verb

1‘people kissed and hugged each other’

SYNONYMS

embrace, cuddle, squeeze, clasp, clutch, cling to, hold someone close, hold someone tight, take someone in one's arms, enfold someone in one's arms, clasp someone to one's bosom, press someone to one's bosom

literary embosom

2‘I headed north, hugging the coastline all the way’

SYNONYMS

keep close to, stay near to, follow closely, follow the course of

ANTONYMS

keep away from

3‘we hugged the comforting thought that we were safe from foreign foes’

SYNONYMS

cling to, hold on to, cherish, harbour, nurture, nurse, foster, retain, maintain, keep in one's mind

ANTONYMS

abandon


noun

1‘there were hugs and tears as they were reunited’

SYNONYMS

embrace, cuddle, squeeze, bear hug, hold, clasp, clutch, clinch, caress