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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·brace /ɪmˈbres/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·brace v. i. To join in an embrace.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·brace v. t.  To fasten on, as armor. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·brace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embraced p. pr. & vb. n. Embracing ]
 1. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
 I will embrace him with a soldier's arm,
 That he shall shrink under my courtesy.   --Shak.
    Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them.   --Acts xx. 1.
 2. To cling to; to cherish; to love.
 3. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome. “I embrace these conditions.”  “You embrace the occasion.”
    What is there that he may not embrace for truth?   --Locke.
 4. To encircle; to encompass; to inclose.
 Low at his feet a spacious plain is placed,
 Between the mountain and the stream embraced.   --Denham.
 5. To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
 Not that my song, in such a scanty space,
 So large a subject fully can embrace.   --Dryden.
 6. To accept; to undergo; to submit to. “I embrace this fortune patiently.”
 7. Law To attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court.
 Syn: -- To clasp; hug; inclose; encompass; include; comprise; comprehend; contain; involve; imply.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·brace, n. Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug.
 We stood tranced in long embraces,
 Mixed with kisses.   --Tennyson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in
           greeting or affection) [syn: embracing]
      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" [syn:
      v 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" [syn: encompass, comprehend,
      2: hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They
         embraced" [syn: hug, bosom, squeeze]
      3: take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone
         and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They
         adopted the Jewish faith" [syn: espouse, adopt, sweep