EMBRA'CE, verb transitive
1. To take, clasp or inclose in the arms; to press to the bosom, in token of affection.
Paul called to him the disciples and embraced them. Acts 20:1.
2. To seize eagerly; to lay hold on; to receive or take with willingness that which is offered; as, to embrace the christian religion; to embrace the opportunity of doing a favor.
3. To comprehend; to include or take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
4. To comprise; to inclose; to encompass; to contain; to encircle.
Low at his feet a spacious plain is placed,
Between the mountain and the stream embraced.
5. To receive; to admit.
6. To find; to take; to accept.
Fleance--must embrace the fate
Of that dark hour.
7. To have carnal intercourse with.
8. To put on.
9. To attempt to influence a jury corruptly.
EMBRA'CE, verb intransitive To join in an embrace
EMBRA'CE, noun Inclosure or clasp with the arms; pressure to the bosom with the arms.
1. Reception of one thing into another.
2. Sexual intercourse; conjugal endearment.