embrace (v.) Old form(s): imbrace
welcome, joyfully accept
2H6 IV.viii.13[Clifford to rebels] Who loves the King and will embrace his pardon, / Fling up his cap
3H6 III.i.24[King to himself] Let me embrace thee, sour adversity
Cym III.iv.178[Pisanio to Innogen, of Lucius] doubtless / With joy he will embrace you
Ham V.ii.246.2[Hamlet to Laertes, of Laertes' love] I embrace it freely
R2 I.iii.89[Mowbray to King Richard] Never did captive with a freer heart ... embrace / His golden uncontrolled enfranchisement
TN II.v.143[Malvolio reading the letter] Thy fates open their hands, let thy blood and spirit embrace them
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