embrace conflict

"Embracing" something means hugging it or holding it close to your chest. For example, lovers "embrace" each other.

We use the word "embrace" to talk about physically hugging things, but we also use it metaphorically. Whenever you "embrace" something, you completely and happily accept it. People "embrace" things like:

  • embrace change
  • embrace life
  • embrace new ideas
  • embrace diversity

Someone who "embraces conflict" is happy to get into an argument or disagreement with people. Although arguing is usually a negative thing, "embracing conflict" sounds very positive. Someone who embraces conflict is able to solve problems quickly by having difficult conversations with people.

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