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embrace, embracing, embracement (noun)
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"
embrace, bosom (verb)
a close affectionate and protective acceptance
"his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover (verb)
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"
embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze (verb)
squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
"Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up (verb)
take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
"She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
hug ; putting arms around someone
hug, put arms around
enfold, include (ideas, principles, etc)
Embrace was a short-lived post-hardcore band from Washington, D.C., which lasted from the summer of 1985 to the spring of 1986 and was one of the first bands to be dubbed in the press as emotional hardcore, though the members had rejected the term since its creation. The band included Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat with three former members of his brother Alec's band The Faith: guitarist Michael Hampton, drummer Ivor Hanson, and bassist Chris Bald. Hampton and Hanson had also previously played together in S.O.A. The only recording released by the quartet was their self-titled album Embrace being influenced by The Faith EP Subject to Change. Following the breakup of Embrace, MacKaye rejoined former Minor Threat drummer Jeff Nelson to form Egg Hunt. Bald moved on to the band Ignition, and drummer Ivor Hanson paired up with Hampton again in 1992 for Manifesto. During the band's formative years, some fans started referring to them and fellow innovators Rites of Spring as emocore, a term vocalist Ian MacKaye publicly disagreed with.