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Leo Minor
What does "embrace"mean exactly here? "China to embrace Spring Festival travel season". Does the word "embrace" means "welcome"? Thanks a lot.
Jan 11, 2012 12:35 PM
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I would agree that the word could be understood that way (interchangeable with welcoming) ; however, 'embrace' is often used in more friendly, warm, personal ,even loving situation. A mother embraces her new born child. A father embraces his daughter after five years apart. China embraces (a historically cultural event). Lovers embrace... and so on. A mother world not simply welcome her newborn child in the dry and impersonal sense of the word, like a hosted welcomes individuals to a restaurant.
January 11, 2012
Yes, In this context "welcome" and "embrace" are interchangable. :) You are right.
January 11, 2012
Leo Minor
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English