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embrace

verb  /ɪmˈbreɪs/ us  

embrace verb (HOLD)

[I/T] to hold someone close to you with your arms to express affection, love, or sympathy, or when greeting or leaving someone: [I/T] They embraced (each other) before saying good-bye.

embrace verb (ACCEPT)

[T] to accept something with great interest or enthusiasm: He has wholeheartedly embraced life in south Louisiana.
embrace
noun [C]  /ɪmˈbreɪs/ us  
They greeted each other with a warm embrace.
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