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 for embracing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Embrace \Em*brace"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embraced
     ([e^]m*br[=a]st"); p. pr. & vb. n. Embracing
     ([e^]m*br[=a]"s[i^]ng).] [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.
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              I will embrace him with a soldier's arm,
              That he shall shrink under my courtesy. --Shak.
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              Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced
              them.                                 --Acts xx. 1.
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     2. To cling to; to cherish; to love. --Shak.
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     3. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with
        cordiality; to welcome. "I embrace these conditions." "You
        embrace the occasion." --Shak.
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              What is there that he may not embrace for truth?
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     4. To encircle; to encompass; to inclose.
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              Low at his feet a spacious plain is placed,
              Between the mountain and the stream embraced.
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     5. To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in;
        as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
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              Not that my song, in such a scanty space,
              So large a subject fully can embrace. --Dryden.
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     6. To accept; to undergo; to submit to. "I embrace this
        fortune patiently." --Shak.
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     7. (Law) To attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or
        court. --Blackstone.
     Syn: To clasp; hug; inclose; encompass; include; comprise;
          comprehend; contain; involve; imply.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in
           greeting or affection) [syn: embrace, embracing,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "embracing":
     adoption, ambient, assimilating, circling, circumambient,
     circumferential, circumflex, circumfluent, circumfluous,
     circumjacent, comprising, containing, counting, covering,
     embracement, encircling, enclosing, encompassing, enfolding,
     enveloping, environing, envisaging, including, inclusive,
     incorporating, neighboring, numbering, peripheral, roundabout,
     suburban, surrounding, wrapping

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