embrace-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: the act of grasping into one's arms

Commentary: EMBRACE[+event][+grasping][+in_arms]

They had one long last embrace before he boarded the train.
The wrestlers were locked in an embrace on the mat.

PropBank: embrace.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a state of being encircled

Commentary: EMBRACE[+state][+encirclement]

It's a lovely coral island in the embrace of the sea.
The rodent was in the deadly embrace of the boa constrictor.
It was the first former Soviet satellite to free itself from the Moscow's embrace.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: enthusiastic acceptance or endorsement

Commentary: EMBRACE[+state][+mental][+attitude][+acceptance][+enthusiastic]

His eager embrace of new ideas is an appealing quality.
The public's embrace of the government's policy was short-lived.

PropBank: embrace.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3