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embrace

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1 to put oneʼs 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 oneʼs own use (something originated by another)

  • rap music came to be embraced by people who were far removed from the places 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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