[noun] the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection) Synonyms:embracing
[noun] the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea"
[noun] a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family" Synonyms:bosom
[verb] 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" Synonyms:encompass, comprehend, cover
[verb] hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced" Synonyms:hug, bosom, squeeze
[verb] take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith" Synonyms:espouse, adopt, sweep up