Definition of EMBRACES


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family" ;


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group" ;

  • 3. (

    ) take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith" ;

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