Meaning of “embrace” in the English Dictionary

"embrace" in British English

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embraceverb

uk /ɪmˈbreɪs/ 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 /ɪmˈbreɪs/ 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 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 ] us /ɪmˈbreɪs/

They greeted each other with a warm embrace.

(Definition of “embrace” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)