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v. em·braced, em·brac·ing, em·brac·es
1. To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
2. To surround or enclose: "the bold chalk ridge that embraces the prominences of Hambledon Hill" (Thomas Hardy).
3. To include or contain as part of something broader. See Synonyms at include.
4. To adopt or support willingly or eagerly: embrace a social cause.
5. To avail oneself of: "I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace" (Henry James).
To join in an embrace.
1. An act of holding close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection; a hug.
2. An enclosure or encirclement: caught in the jungle's embrace.
3. Eager acceptance: his embrace of socialism.

[Middle English embracen, from Old French embracer : en-, in; see en-1 + brace, the two arms; see brace.]

em·brace′a·ble adj.
em·brace′ment n.
em·brac′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embracement - the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)embracement - the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
cuddle, nestle, snuggle - a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
hug, clinch, squeeze - a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
clutch, clutches, grip, hold, clasp, clench, grasp - the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"


A ready taking up of something:
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Stock markets in Asia have come off the boil amid concerns about Trump's protectionist bent, and after his Treasury Secretary's verbal embracement, yesterday, of the weakening dollar trend.
The issue has caused embracement not just for the Minister but for the CPI-M party after the media took it up and it went viral across the social media as well.
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The same mistake occurred in the Iraqi case as the embracement of Saddam's non-criminal leaders would have changed the fate of Iraq.
He added that the State of Qatar is an important partner is implementing the convention and is one of the dedication members in cooperation with OPCW, referring to its embracement to Doha Regional Center for the Training of Weapons of Mass Destruction, where the National Committee for the Prohibition of chemical Weapons expanded its activities to cover all the mass destruction weapons.
Mandela's actual membership on the central committee of the SACP may not have been made public until after his death, but Mandela's embracement of communism and the communist-dominated ANC was very much out in the open.
From the announcement of flying cars by UAE's Road Transport Authority, the utilisation of robots as customer relationship representatives, the embracement of blockchain and AI-powered processes, to hybrid cloud and increased mobile connectivity - our everyday lives are beginning to change quite drastically.
How, then, can such tensions be resolved in favour of a more meaningfully embracement of open government as a truly shared and participative platform for networked and deliberative governance?
Due to this, the primary longitudinal follow-up of difficult patients has its own complexity, as it involves comprehensiveness in patient embracement and temporality in the provision of care, that is, considering the singularity of the patient's case and ensuring continued attention to the temporal course of this situation.
Terrorists will not dare to enter to our territories due to the official, civil and popular embracement of the Lebanese Army," Sarraf stated in wake of yesterday's clashes in Arsal between the Lebanese army and extremists.
During the last years, the festival has developed significantly: it has broadened its scope, providing space for the embracement of innovation through classical works, as well as the promotion of contemporary creation through staging ancient plays.
One main outlet of early Muslim nationalism in South Asia encouraged the embracement of 'modern education' and the sciences so that an educated and informed Muslim nation could emerge in India to face the challenges of British colonialism and the rise of Hindu nationalism.