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Embraced Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Embrace \Em*brace"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embraced; p. pr. & vb. n. Embracing.] [OE. embracier, F. embrasser; pref. em- (L. in) + F. bras arm. See Brace, n.]
  1. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug. I will embrace him with a soldier's arm, That he shall shrink under my courtesy. --Shak. Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them. --Acts xx. 1.
  2. To cling to; to cherish; to love. --Shak.
  3. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome. ``I embrace these conditions.'' ``You embrace the occasion.'' --Shak. What is there that he may not embrace for truth? --Locke.
  4. To encircle; to encompass; to inclose. Low at his feet a spacious plain is placed, Between the mountain and the stream embraced. --Denham.
  5. To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences. Not that my song, in such a scanty space, So large a subject fully can embrace. --Dryden.

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* His intelligence seized on a subject, his genius embraced it, his eloquence illuminated it. - Paterculus

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