embrace · verb /emˈbreɪs/Full view
embrace (ACCEPT)
C1 to accept new ideas, beliefs, methods, etc. in an enthusiastic way
Dictionary examples:

We are always eager to embrace the latest technology.

The report embraces a variety of opinions.

Learner example:

They seem to have embraced "the new deal" symboli[z]ing "freedom". (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; French)

embrace (HOLD)
C2 If you embrace someone, you put your arms around them, and if two people embrace, they put their arms around each other.
Dictionary example:

She embraced him warmly.

Learner example:

Prior to this fulfilling statement, the elderly couple had been sitting in their GP's waiting room, nervously embracing each other. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Swedish)

embrace · noun C /emˈbreɪs/
C2 when you put your arms around someone
Dictionary example:

a warm embrace

Learner example:

He took the baby home, nevertheless, and tried to learn how to deal with that quiet, funny-faced girl, who didn't seem to ask for anything but kisses and embraces. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Italian)

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