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verb formal embrace pronunciation in American English /ɪmˈbreɪs/
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present tense
present participleembracing
past tenseembraced
past participleembraced
  1. 1
    [transitive] to completely accept something such as a new belief, idea, or way of life
    Most countries have enthusiastically embraced the concept of high-speed railroads.
    1. a.
      to accept and include something
      The scope of foreign policy expanded to embrace areas previously considered unimportant.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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