embrace

embrace
embrace1 [em brās′, imbrās′]
vt.
embraced, embracing [ME embracen < OFr embracier < VL * imbrachiare < L im-, in + brachium, an arm: see BRACE1]
1. to clasp in the arms, usually as an expression of affection or desire; hug
2. to accept readily; avail oneself of [to embrace an opportunity]
3. to take up or adopt, esp. eagerly or seriously [to embrace a new profession]
4. to encircle; surround; enclose [an isle embraced by the sea]
5. to include; contain [biology embraces botany and zoology]
6. to take in mentally; perceive [his glance embraced the scene]
vi.
to clasp or hug each other in the arms
n.
an embracing; hug
SYN.- INCLUDE
embraceable
adj.
embracement
n.
embracer
n.
embrace2 [em brās′]
vt.
embraced, embracing [ME embrasen < OFr embraser, to set on fire, incite < en-, in + braise, live coals: see BRAISE]
Law to try illegally to influence or instruct (a jury)

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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