Another word for hug
embrace, squeeze, clasp, press close, hold to one's heart, love, keep close to, catch hold of, be near to, clasp tightly in one's arms, cling, fold in the arms, clutch, seize, envelop, press, grasp, enfold, embosom, nestle, welcome, cuddle, lock, press to the bosom, snuggle, lie close, cling together, receive warmly, fold to the breast, take to the heart, go into a clinch*, clinch*; see also caress, hold 1, touch 1.
Another word for hugverb
To put one's arms around affectionately:clasp, embrace, enfold, hold, press, squeeze. (Slang) clinch. (Archaic) bosom, clip2, embosom. See touch