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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.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to put your arms around someone in order to show love or friendship
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