Embracing



[em-breys] /ɛmˈbreɪs/

verb (used with object), embraced, embracing.
1.
to take or clasp in the arms; press to the bosom; hug.
2.
to take or receive gladly or eagerly; accept willingly:
to embrace an idea.
3.
to avail oneself of:
to embrace an opportunity.
4.
to adopt (a profession, a religion, etc.):
to embrace Buddhism.
5.
to take in with the eye or the mind.
6.
to encircle; surround; enclose.
7.
to include or contain:
An encyclopedia embraces a great number of subjects.
verb (used without object), embraced, embracing.
8.
to join in an embrace.
noun
9.
an act or instance of embracing.
[em-breys] /ɛmˈbreɪs/
verb (used with object), embraced, embracing. Law.
1.
to attempt to influence (a judge or jury) through corrupt means.
/ɪmˈbreɪs/
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
(also intransitive) (of a person) to take or clasp (another person) in the arms, or (of two people) to clasp each other, as in affection, greeting, etc; hug
2.
to accept (an opportunity, challenge, etc) willingly or eagerly
3.
to take up (a new idea, faith, etc); adopt: to embrace Judaism
4.
to comprise or include as an integral part: geology embraces the science of mineralogy
5.
to encircle or enclose
noun
6.
the act of embracing
7.
(often pl) (euphemistic) sexual intercourse
/ɪmˈbreɪs/
verb
1.
(transitive) (criminal law) to commit or attempt to commit embracery against (a jury, etc)
v.

mid-14c., from Old French embracer (12c., Modern French embrasser) “clasp in the arms, enclose; covet, handle, cope with,” from en- “in” (see en- (1)) + brace, braz “the arms,” from Latin bracchium (neuter plural brachia); see brace (n.). Related: Embraced; embracing; embraceable. Replaced Old English clyppan, also fæðm.
n.

1590s, from embrace (v.).

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