Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A clasp in the arms; embrace.
  • n. State of being contained; enclosure.
  • n. Willing acceptance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A clasp in the arms; embrace.
  • n. State of being contained; inclosure.
  • n. Willing acceptance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of embracing; a grasp or clasp in the arms; a hug; an embrace.
  • n. The act of taking to one's self; seizure; acceptance.
  • n. Extent of grasp; comprehension; capacity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

Etymologies

From embrace +‎ -ment, after Middle French embracement. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • How about the fact that it's also oftentimes selection of music that music fans and just isn't offered by any of the RIAA's so-called "embracement" projects or partnerships?

    ZeroPaid.com

  • Perry, Arpaio …. .you get the picture, for being traitors to the American experience and embracement of diversity!

    Think Progress » Did Palin write the answers to Tea Party Convention questions on her hand?

  • Personal embracement of luxury is now back to pre-recession 2007 levels, Taylor says.

    For the wealthy, a return to luxury spending

  • In public, Egypt has characterized these overtures with Iran as moves toward normalization, and not toward embracement.

    Egypt and Iran Thaw Once Frosty Relations

  • In order to promote the embracement of new ideas, strategies, and techniques we need to collaboratively work with staff to transform traditional classroom environments into vibrant learning communities where all students are authentically engaged.

    Eric Sheninger: An Open Letter to School Leaders

  • Until those in Washington turn away from the fraudulent system we have in place due to the universal embracement of keynesian economics it will only continue to get worse.

    Gregg defends GOP opposition, says Dems moving too far left

  • One of the major deficiencies of Dutch democracy — and of most other European democracies — is the absence of the full embracement of the principle of free speech, under any circumstance and whatever its consequences.

    Matthew Yglesias » The American Way

  • When making this decision, DCYD considered (1) the degree to which the candidate sees an opportunity to work with DCYD moving forward; (2) the candidate's platform, especially as it relates to improving DC's education system, embracement of diverse groups and lifestyles, employment opportunities for residents, affordable housing availability, and public safety; (3) the candidate's experience; and (4) the candidate's viability in a city-wide election.

    DeMorning DeBonis: Dec. 21, 2010

  • Those who turn a blind eye to her embracement of lobbyists and special interests are the same good ole guys/gals that would defend her habitual lying.

    NY Times slams Clinton's 'negativity'

  • I've always found it interesting, and disquieting, that a nation like the USA, which claims to have rejected royalty, should enjoy Tolkien-style epic fantasy so wholeheartedly, with its embracement of the divine right of kings, of the birthright of royal lineage, etc.

    MIND MELD: What are the Most Controversial SF/F Novels of the Past & Present?

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  • "VOLUMNIA: I pray you, daughter, sing, or express yourself in a more comfortable sort; if my son were my husband, I should freelier rejoice in that absence wherein he won honour than in the embracements of his bed where he would show most love."
    - William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus'.

    August 28, 2009