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Embrace vs Treasure - What's the difference?

embrace | treasure |

As verbs the difference between embrace and treasure

is that embrace is to clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug while treasure is (of a person or thing) to consider to be precious.

As nouns the difference between embrace and treasure

is that embrace is hug (noun); putting arms around someone while treasure is (uncountable) a collection of valuable things; accumulated wealth; a stock of money, jewels, etc.

embrace

English

Alternative forms

* imbrace (obsolete)

Verb

(embrac)
  • To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I will embrace him with a soldier's arm, / That he shall shrink under my courtesy.
  • * Bible, Acts xx. 1
  • Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them.
  • (obsolete) To cling to; to cherish; to love.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome.
  • I wholeheartedly embrace the new legislation.
  • * Shakespeare
  • You embrace the occasion.
  • * John Locke
  • What is there that he may not embrace for truth?
  • To accept; to undergo; to submit to.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I embrace this fortune patiently.
  • To encircle; to encompass; to enclose.
  • * Dryden
  • Not that my song, in such a scanty space, / So large a subject fully can embrace .
  • * Denham
  • Low at his feet a spacious plain is placed, / Between the mountain and the stream embraced .
  • To enfold, to include (ideas, principles, etc.); to encompass.
  • Natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
  • To fasten on, as armour.
  • (Spenser)
  • (legal) To attempt to influence (a jury, court, etc.) corruptly.
  • (Blackstone)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Hug (noun); putting arms around someone.
  • *
  • *:a delighted shout from the children swung him toward the door again. His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ "Phil!  You!   Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow!" recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.
  • (metaphorical) Enfolding, including.
  • treasure

    English

    Alternative forms

    * treasuer (chiefly archaic)

    Noun

  • (uncountable) A collection of valuable things; accumulated wealth; a stock of money, jewels, etc.
  • * 1883 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Treasure Island) Chapter 20
  • "Now," resumed Silver, "here it is. You give us the chart to get the treasure' by, and drop shooting poor seamen and stoving of their heads in while asleep. You do that, and we'll offer you a choice. Either you come aboard along of us, once the ' treasure shipped, and then I'll give you my affy-davy, upon my word of honour, to clap you somewhere safe ashore.
  • (countable) Anything greatly valued.
  • * Bible, Exodus xix. 5
  • Ye shall be peculiar treasure unto me.
  • * 1681 , (Nahum Tate), (The History of King Lear)
  • I found the whole to answer your Account of it, a Heap of Jewels, unstrung and unpolisht; yet so dazling in their Disorder, that I soon perceiv'd I had seiz'd a Treasure .
  • * 1946 , (Ernest Tubb), Filipino Baby
  • She's my Filipino baby she's my treasure and my pet
    Her teeth are bright and pearly and her hair is black as jet
  • (countable)
  • * 1922 , (Francis Rufus Bellamy), A Flash of Gold
  • "Hello, Treasure ," he said without turning round. For a second she hesitated, standing in the soft light of the lamp, the deep blue of the rug making a background for her, the black fur collar of her coat framing the vivid beauty of her face.

    Verb

    (treasur)
  • (of a person or thing) To consider to be precious.
  • Oh, this ring is beautiful! I’ll treasure it forever.
  • * 19th century , (Eliza Cook),
  • I LOVE it, I love it ; and who shall dare
    To chide me for loving that old Arm-chair ?
    I've treasured it long as a sainted prize ;
    I've bedewed it with tears, and embalmed it with sighs.
  • To store or stow in a safe place.
  • * 1825 , (Walter Scott),
  • The rose-buds, withered as they were, were still treasured under his cuirass, and nearest to his heart.

    Derived terms

    * buried treasure * intreasure * national treasure * treasure chest * treasure flower * treasure house * treasure hunt * treasure map * treasure ship * treasure trove * treasurable * treasurer * treasuress * treasureless * treasurelike * treasury * untreasure

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