- A clasp in the arms; embrace.
From embrace +"Ž -ment, after Middle French embracement.
Variant of embrace
transitive verbembraced, embracing
- to clasp in the arms, usually as an expression of affection or desire; hug
- to accept readily; avail oneself of: to embrace an opportunity
- to take up or adopt, esp. eagerly or seriously: to embrace a new profession
- to encircle; surround; enclose: an isle embraced by the sea
- to include; contain: biology embraces botany and zoology
- to take in mentally; perceive: his glance embraced the scene
Origin of embraceMiddle English embracen ; from Old French embracier ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form imbrachiare ; from Classical Latin im-, in + brachium, an arm: see brace
to clasp or hug each other in the arms
an embracing; hug