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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. Act.20.
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, v.i. To join in an embrace.
EMBRA'CE, n. 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.
EMBRA'CED, pp. Inclosed in the arms; clasped to the bosom; seized; laid hold on; received; comprehended; included; contained; accepted.
1. Influenced corruptly; biassed; as a juror.
EMBRA'CEMENT, n. A clasp in the arms; a hug; embrace.
1. Hostile hug; grapple. Little used.
2. Comprehension; state of being contained; inclosure. Little used.
3. Conjugal endearment; sexual commerce.
4. Willing acceptance. Little used.
EMBRA'CER, n. The person who embraces.
1. One who attempts to influence a jury corruptly.
EMBRA'CING, ppr. Clasping in the arms; pressing to the bosom; seizing and holding; comprehending; including; receiving; accepting; having conjugal intercourse.
1. Attempting to influence a jury corruptly.
"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read" —Isaiah 34:16, KJV
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