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