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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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