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"embrace" in British English

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embraceverb

uk   us   /ɪmˈbreɪs/
  • embrace verb (ACCEPT)

C1 [T] formal to ​accept something ​enthusiastically: This was an ​opportunity that he would embrace.

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embracenoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪmˈbreɪs/
(Definition of embrace from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"embrace" in American English

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embraceverb

 us   /ɪmˈbreɪs/
  • embrace verb (HOLD)

[I/T] to ​hold someone ​close to you with ​yourarms to ​expressaffection, ​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 ​greatinterest or ​enthusiasm: He has wholeheartedly embraced ​life in ​south Louisiana.
embrace
noun [C]  us   /ɪmˈbreɪs/
They ​greeted each other with a ​warm embrace.
(Definition of embrace from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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