1. The act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection) (synset 100418410)
  2. The state of taking in or encircling (synset 114450812)
    "an island in the embrace of the sea"
  3. A close affectionate and protective acceptance (synset 100181619)
    "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
  1. Include in scope;
    Include as part of something broader;
    Have as one's sphere or territory (synset 202635874)
    "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"
  2. Hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness (synset 201427110)
    "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
  3. Take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own (synset 200603217)
    "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"

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