|Origin:||embracier, from brace 'two arms'|
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to put your arms around someone and hold them in a friendly or loving way [= hug]:
Jack warmly embraced his son.
Maggie and Laura embraced.
2 [transitive] formal
to eagerly accept a new idea, opinion, religion etc:
We hope these regions will embrace democratic reforms.
Most West European countries have embraced the concept of high-speed rail networks with enthusiasm.
3 [transitive] formal
to include something as part of a subject, discussion etc:
This course embraces several different aspects of psychology.