The verb embed means to implant something or someone — like to embed a stone into a garden pathway or to embed a journalist in a military unit.

When you stick something firmly within a particular environment, you are embedding it. If you are an archeologist, you might spend a lot of your time looking for pottery shards embedded in the earth. If you are a web site designer, you might embed video clips on web pages. And if your newspaper is covering a war overseas, you might consider embedding a journalist in a military troop in order to have a source reporting back from the front lines.

Definitions of embed

v fix or set securely or deeply

engraft, imbed, implant, plant
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plant in a pot
fit together or fit inside
bury, sink
embed deeply
put in a new, usually larger, pot
countersink, set
insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
Type of:
enter, infix, insert, introduce
put or introduce into something

v attach to, as a journalist to a military unit when reporting on a war

“The young reporter was embedded with the Third Division”
Type of:
aggroup, group
form a group or group together

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