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Main Entry: 1brace
Inflected Form(s): braced; brac·ing
Etymology: Middle English bracen "to fasten, bind," from early French bracer "to embrace," from brace "pair of arms," derived from Latin bracchium "arm" --related to BRACELET, BRASSIERE, EMBRACE --see Word History at EMBRACE 1 a: to make firm or tight b: to get ready : PREPARE <braced herself for the test> 2: to furnish or support with a brace 3: to give life or energy to : FRESHEN 4: to place firmly <bracing his feet in the stirrups> 5: to regain one's courage <brace up, all is not lost>