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English definition of “embrace”

embrace

verb [I/T] (HOLD)   /ɪmˈbreɪs/
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    /ɪmˈbreɪs/ noun [C] They greeted each other with a warm embrace.
(Definition of embrace verb (HOLD) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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