embrace vs encompass what difference

what is difference between embrace and encompass

English

Etymology

The verb is derived from Middle English embracen (to clasp in one’s arms, embrace; to reach out eagerly for, welcome; to enfold, entwine; to ensnare, entangle; to twist, wrap around; to gird, put on; to lace; to be in or put into bonds; to put a shield on the arm; to grasp (a shield or spear); to acquire, take hold of; to receive; to undertake; to affect, influence; to incite; to unlawfully influence a jury; to surround; to conceal, cover; to shelter; to protect; to comfort; to comprehend, understand) [and other forms], from Old French embracer, embracier (to kiss) (modern French embrasser (to kiss; (dated) to embrace, hug)), from Late Latin *imbracchiāre, from in- (prefix meaning ‘in, inside, within’)) + bracchium (arm). The English word is analysable as em- +‎ brace.

The noun is derived from the verb.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛmˈbɹeɪs/, /ɪmˈbɹeɪs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪs
  • Hyphenation: em‧brace

Verb

embrace (third-person singular simple present embraces, present participle embracing, simple past and past participle embraced)

  1. (transitive) To clasp (someone or each other) in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
    Synonyms: fall on someone’s neck; see also Thesaurus:embrace
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To seize (something) eagerly or with alacrity; to accept or take up with cordiality; to welcome.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To submit to; to undergo.
    Synonym: accept
  4. (transitive, also figuratively) To encircle; to enclose, to encompass.
    Synonyms: entwine, surround
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To enfold, to include (ideas, principles, etc.); to encompass.
  6. (transitive, obsolete, rare) To fasten on, as armour.
  7. (transitive, figuratively, obsolete) To accept (someone) as a friend; to accept (someone’s) help gladly.
  8. (transitive, law, figuratively, obsolete) To attempt to influence (a court, jury, etc.) corruptly; to practise embracery.

Conjugation

Alternative forms

  • imbrace (obsolete)

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

embrace (plural embraces)

  1. An act of putting arms around someone and bringing the person close to the chest; a hug.
  2. (figuratively) An enclosure partially or fully surrounding someone or something.
  3. (figuratively) Full acceptance (of something).
  4. (figuratively) An act of enfolding or including.

Derived terms

  • deadly embrace
  • half-embrace
  • marital embrace

Translations

Notes

References

Further reading

  • embrace (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Spanish

Verb

embrace

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of embrazar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of embrazar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of embrazar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of embrazar.


English

Etymology

From Middle English encompassen, equivalent to en- +‎ compass.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛnˈkʌm.pəs/, /ɪnˈkʌm.pəs/, /ənˈkɔm.pəs/
  • Hyphenation: en‧com‧pass

Verb

encompass (third-person singular simple present encompasses, present participle encompassing, simple past and past participle encompassed)

  1. (transitive) To form a circle around; to encircle.
  2. (transitive) To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
    Synonym: embrace
  3. (transitive) To include completely; to describe fully or comprehensively.
    This book on English grammar encompasses all irregular verbs.
    Synonym: (now rare) comprehend
  4. (transitive) To go around, especially, to circumnavigate.
    Drake encompassed the globe.

Related terms

  • encompassment

Translations

References

  • encompass in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • encompass in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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