Synonyms of hug in English:

hug


See definition of hug

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