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embrace (verb) take into oneís arms, put arms around someone; accept with enthusiasm.
When you embrace a person you put your arms around them and hug them close to your body to show your affection for them. You take a child into your arms affectionately to show your fondness for it. You then embrace it. When you accept something with enthusiasm and interest you embrace it. You embrace a principle if you accept it because you find it good. For example, you embrace socialism, if you accept it as being a good ideology. A person embraces Islam or Christianity if they become members of those religions.
- The lovers who met after a separation of five years on account of the war embraced each other and wept in joy. They were locked up in each otherís arms for a long time.
- Anthony Rego, influenced by the preaching of Swami Vivekananda, embraced Hinduism, and lived a devout Hindu.