embrace-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: accept, include, or take advantage of something eagerly

This was an opportunity that he would embrace.
Marisa had embraced her husband's faith with enthusiasm.
The staff has embraced the changes and is anticipating future challenges.
This is where she first embraced her life of pacifism and healing.
Linguistics embraces a diverse range of subjects such as phonetics and stylistics.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: embrace.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: hug

She saw them embrace on the station platform.
He leant over to embrace the child.

VerbNet: marry-36.2
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: embrace.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2