embrace
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embrace(
ehm
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breys
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hug)
a. el abrazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She held her baby in a warm embrace.Ella sostuvo a su bebé en un cálido abrazo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to hold)
a. abrazar
When I get home I'm going to embrace you and never let you go.Cuando llegue a casa te voy a abrazar y nunca te voy a soltar.
3. (to accept)
a. aceptar
The committee seems to have wholeheartedly embraced my proposal.El comité parece haber aceptado con ganas mi propuesta.
b. abrazar
After her brush with death, she embraced every day with enthusiasm.Después de su encuentro con la muerte, abrazaba cada día con entusiasmo.
c. aprovechar
Guillermo embraced every opportunity to learn when he was at university.Guillermo aprovechó cada oportunidad de aprender cuando estaba en la universidad.
d. adoptar
Sara embraced her husband's religion and customs.Sara adoptó la religión y las costumbres de su esposo.
4. (to include)
a. abarcar
They formed a new government that embraced the four main regions of the country.Formaron un gobierno nuevo que abarcaba las cuatro regiones principales del país.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to hug)
a. abrazarse
They hugged for ten minutes without letting go when they saw each other.Se abrazaron por diez minutos sin soltarse cuando se vieron.
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embrace
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el abrazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (person, belief)
a. abrazar
3. (include)
a. abarcar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a. abrazarse
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embrace [ɪmˈbreɪs]
noun
abrazo (m)
transitive verb
1 [+person] abrazar
2 [+offer] aceptar; [+opportunity] aprovechar; [+course of action] adoptar; [+doctrine, party] adherirse a; [+religion] abrazar; [+cause, profession] dedicarse a
3 (include) abarcar
intransitive verb
abrazarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "embrace"
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embrace the glorious mess that you are
acépate como el espléndido desastre que eres
embrace your dreams
abraza tus sueños
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