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embracing

adjective

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embracing

verb
present participle of 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 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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“Embracing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/embracing. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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