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English definition of “embrace”

embrace

verb [I or T] (HOLD)    /ɪmˈbreɪs/ literary
C2 to hold someone tightly with both arms to express love , liking , or sympathy , or when greeting or leaving someone: She saw them embrace on the station platform . He leaned over to embrace the child .Showing affectionTouching and feeling
(Definition of embrace verb (HOLD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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