[ UK /ɛmbɹˈe‍ɪs/ ]
[ US /ɛmˈbɹeɪs, ɪmˈbɹeɪs/ ]
  1. the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
  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
  1. take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
    She embraced Catholicism
    They adopted the Jewish faith
  2. hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
    They embraced
    Hug me, please
    He hugged her close to him
  3. include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
    this should cover everyone in the group
    This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds
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How To Use embrace In A Sentence

  • Hopefully, North Norfolk will soon shake off this surreal obsession with the Lib Dems and embrace their NE Cambs neighbour's decent Tory stance. Will Iain Dale have to repay the donations ?
  • It seems to embrace a lot of our speculations here about the willful nature of ideas, and works well for things within our conscious realm, from babies to ballpoints.
  • Why then do we long to embrace incorporeality and flee our embodied natures?
  • McCoy had fully embraced the idea of belated fatherhood his declarations to the contrary notwithstanding. The Better Man
  • Will Ralphie boy have a similar experience and actually convert from his corrupt “moneychanger” fake Christian mentality and embrace more liberal, compassionate Christian beliefs and behaviors? Firedoglake » Safavian Found Guilty
  • Her lips met his and she revelled in the heat of their embrace.
  • whatsit", and then Dr Watson may decide that dumpreg. exe is itself unresponsive so it launches further instance (s) of dumpreg. exe to report the failure (s) of the previous instance (s), and the system suffers a fatal embrace and hardly ever looks at the mouse and keyboard to see me hammering away in desperation. DonationCoder.com Forum
  • So maybe BP isn't the best example yet, but clearly businesses that embrace principles of social entrepreneurship--discovering how to "unstick" society when it has gotten stuck, by changing the system--are having widespread impact in making the new buzzphrase "social value" the litmus test for success for not only social entrepreneurs but profit-oriented businesses, too. Marian Salzman: Reinvention, Part II
  • She understands full well that even when some men are given every option to embrace the role of Mr. Mom, they may still need a push.
  • She broke loose from his embrace and crossed to the window.
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