a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
the state of taking in or encircling; "an island in the embrace of the sea"
squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "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"