a close affectionate and protective acceptance
"his willing embrace of new ideas"
"in the bosom of the family"
the state of taking in or encircling
"an island in the embrace of the sea"
the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
"She embraced Catholicism"
"They adopted the Jewish faith"
- sweep up
squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
"Hug me, please"
"He hugged her close to him"
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"