embrace Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “embrace” in the English Dictionary

"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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embrace verb (HOLD)

C2 [I or T] literary to ​hold someone ​tightly with both ​arms to ​expresslove, ​liking, or ​sympathy, or when ​greeting or ​leaving someone: She ​saw them embrace on the ​stationplatform. He ​leaned over to embrace the ​child.

embrace verb (INCLUDE)

C1 [T] formal to ​include something, often as one of a ​number of things: Linguistics embraces a ​diverserange of ​subjects such as ​phonetics and ​stylistics.

embracenoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪmˈbreɪs/
C2 the ​act of ​holding someone ​tightly with both ​arms to ​expresslove, ​liking, or ​sympathy, or when ​greeting or ​leaving someone: She ​greeted me with a ​warm embrace.
(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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