ADJ. close, passionate, tight, warm the comfort of her warm embrace
VERB + EMBRACE be locked in, hold sb in They were locked in a passionate embrace on the station platform. | escape (from), extract yourself from, free yourself from He managed to free himself from her embrace. | release sb from He released her from his embrace.
PREP. in an ~ two lovers in a tight embrace | into an ~ He drew her into his embrace.
1 put your arms round sb
ADV. tightly, warmly He rose from his chair and embraced her warmly.
2 accept sth
ADV. fully, genuinely the only party which fully embraces the concept of a united Europe | enthusiastically, wholeheartedly, with enthusiasm She embraced the feminist cause with enthusiasm.