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embrace

verb
 
 
/ɪmˈbreɪs/
HOLD [I, T] If you embrace someone, you put your arms around them, and if two people embrace, they put their arms around each other.Showing affectionTouching and feeling
ACCEPT [T] to accept new ideas, beliefs, methods, etc in an enthusiastic way: We are always eager to embrace the latest technology.Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approvalBacking, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
INCLUDE [T] formal to include a number of things: The report embraces a wide range of opinions.Including and containingComprising and consisting of
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