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Verb: embrace  em'breys
  1. Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
    "This group embraces a wide range of people from different backgrounds";
    - encompass, comprehend, cover
     
  2. To apply pressure on (someone) tightly with your arms, usually with fondness
    "They embraced";
    - hug, bosom, squeeze
     
  3. Take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
    "She embraced Catholicism";
    - espouse, adopt, sweep up
Noun: embrace  em'breys
  1. The act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
    - embracing, embracement
     
  2. The state of taking in or encircling
    "an island in the embrace of the sea"
     
  3. A close affectionate and protective acceptance
    "his willing embrace of new ideas";
    - bosom

Derived forms: embraced, embracing, embraces

Type of: accept, acceptance, acceptation, adoption, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, espousal, grasp, grip, hold, include, inclusion

Encyclopedia: Embrace, extend, and extinguish