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em•brace



Pronunciation: (em-brās'), [key]
v., -braced, -brac•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to take or clasp in the arms; press to the bosom; hug.
2. to take or receive gladly or eagerly; accept willingly: to embrace an idea.
3. to avail oneself of: to embrace an opportunity.
4. to adopt (a profession, a religion, etc.): to embrace Buddhism.
5. to take in with the eye or the mind.
6. to encircle; surround; enclose.
7. to include or contain: An encyclopedia embraces a great number of subjects.

v.i.
to join in an embrace.

n.
an act or instance of embracing.

em•brace



Pronunciation: (em-brās'), [key]
v.t., -braced, -brac•ing. Law.
to attempt to influence (a judge or jury) through corrupt means.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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