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‘besides traditional methods, artists are embracing new technology’

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