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embrace

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1 to put one's arms around and press tightly
  • Upon being finally reunited, the overjoyed father embraced his son.
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2 to surround or cover closely
  • The stone walls that embrace the monastery serve to symbolize its function as a retreat from an unquiet world.
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3 to take for one's own use (something originated by another)
  • Rap music came to be embraced by people who were far removed from where it originated.
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4 to receive or accept gladly or readily
  • The exchange student was gratified to be so quickly embraced by people of the small rural community.
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5 to have as part of a whole
  • A course in social studies can embrace everything from sociology to civics and economics.
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6 to form a circle around
  • a sleepy village embraced by low hills
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adopt, embrace, espouse mean to take an opinion, policy, or practice as one's own. adopt implies accepting something created by another or foreign to one's nature.
    • forced to adopt new policies
embrace implies a ready or happy acceptance.
    • embraced the customs of their new homeland
espouse adds an implication of close attachment to a cause and a sharing of its fortunes.
    • espoused the cause of women's rights


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