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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)







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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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