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verb formal embrace pronunciation in British English /ɪmˈbreɪs/
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present tense
present participleembracing
past tenseembraced
past participleembraced
  1. 2
    [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 railways.
    1. a.
      to accept and include something
      The scope of foreign policy expanded to embrace areas previously considered unimportant.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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