embrace embrace  /ɛmb ˈreɪs/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
  2. (n) the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
  3. (n) the state of taking in or encircling
  4. (n) a close affectionate and protective acceptance
  5. (v) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
  6. (v) take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

Usage(s):

  1. Despite his readiness to embrace American individuality and culture, Lee couldn't get Hollywood to embrace him, so he returned to Hong Kong to make films.
  2. In seven books Rowling proved that books can still be a true global mass medium, and that significant chunks of the known world can still embrace a single story.
  3. Sex is no longer a rude word in Asia, as its citizens shed their prudish pasts and embrace a new era of openness.

News

  1. La. Entrepreneurship Fest to emphasize communication technology

    HOUMA, LOUISIANA - New businesses that do not embrace communication technology, at least to some degree, could find their profitability minimized. The upcoming Louisiana Entrepreneurship Fest, slated for Thursday, June 20, through Friday, June 21, at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, will offer aspiring and existing business owners a wealth of information that will help them to know what is ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

  2. Will state budget make mental health 'boarding' crisis worse?

    Corrected version The state Legislature’s embrace of Medicaid expansion has the potential to revolutionize mental health care in Washington State. But the transition into Medicaid expansion will be rocky. Exhibit A & B are the House and Senate budgets now pending in Olympia. Each assumes Medic
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. Embrace Home Loans Celebrates 30 Years of Giving Back

    Embrace Home Loans celebrates its 30th year in business by giving back to the community, volunteering 1500 man hours to a long list of organizations. (PRWeb June 06, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10806435.htm
    on June 7, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. Interviewed by The Associated Press in 2001, Natasha Richardson said she related well to her family if only because, "We've all been through it in one way or another and so we've had to be strong. Also we embrace life. We are not cynical about...
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Natasha Richardson Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. According to a book chronicling the campaign, Reid said he country "was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama - a 'light-skinned' African American 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.'"
    on Jan 11, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source: Iowa Independent

  3. Instead, Mrs Clinton, her outrage real or simulated, said: "People embrace faith not because they are materially poor but because they are spiritually rich. People don't need a president who looks down on them. They need a president who stands up...
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: The Herald

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