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Definition of "embrace" []

  • To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection. (verb-transitive)
  • To surround; enclose: We allowed the warm water to embrace us. (verb-transitive)
  • To twine around: a trellis that was embraced by vines. (verb-transitive)
  • To include as part of something broader. See Synonyms at include. (verb-transitive)
  • To take up willingly or eagerly: embrace a social cause. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "embrace" in a sentence
  • "But I'd rather the label embrace the video so I don't have to go sneaking around from site to site."
  • "I prefer to use the word "embrace" rather than "buy-in," a more commonly used word synonymous with change efforts."
  • "And if any one would have this term embrace the ceremony [of the Mass], we readily concede it, provided he neither understands the ceremony alone, nor teaches that the ceremony profits _ex opere operato_."