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Embrace
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Embrace as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 26 answers for the crossword clue 'Embrace', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Embrace a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Embrace as an answer itself some 117 times.

Embrace is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Thursday, 02 December 2021 with the answer being HUG, we also found HUG to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
  • The act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
  • Take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
  • The state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea"
  • Squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
  • Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

HUG
A tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"

4 Letters

HOLD
The act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

5 Letters

ADOPT
Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"

BOSOM
A close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"

CLAMP Surinder Sobti
A device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together

CLASP
The act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

CLING Mike Smallman
Fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit

COVER
The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

6 Letters

CARESS
A gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it); "he showered her with caresses"; "soft music was a fond caress"; "the caresses of the breeze played over his face"

CLINCH
(boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily

CUDDLE
A close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace

ENFOLD
Enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"

FASTEN Mike Smallman
Make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"

7 Letters

BEARHUG Mike Smallman
A wrestling hold with arms locked tightly around the opponent

CHERISH Mike Smallman
Be fond of; be attached to

EMBOSOM

ENCLASP

ENSNARE Mike Smallman
Catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"

ENVELOP
Enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"

ESPOUSE
Take in marriage

SQUEEZE
The act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"

SWEEPUP
Force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business"

9 Letters

EMBRACING
The act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

ENCOMPASS
Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"

10 Letters

COMPREHEND
Get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

11 Letters

EMBRACEMENT
The act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

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