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