You can take a piece of Google Map and embed it into your own website or blog. What is the correct usage of the word embed as a verb?

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    As a web developer in North America I would usually say "into" if referring to the website or the source code, as in "embed it into your webpage." If someone said "embed that on the website" it would make perfect sense as well. With a blog, I would probably say "embed it into your blog page," or maybe just "embed it on your blog." But that's a more casual, less technical usage. The answer by JonMark Perry is a very good explanation. – RaceYouAnytime Apr 15 '17 at 16:21
  • "Embed" means to surround, enclose, or incorporate, so "on", or "onto" wouldn't be good words. "To" would not make sense. "Into" or "in" would be appropriate. – fixer1234 Apr 15 '17 at 19:10

A website can be seen as a container for a variety of HTML objects, of which the <embed> tag is one.

Most references in this sense place objects into a container, quoting Wikipedia for example:

  • create an empty container;
  • insert objects into the container;
  • delete objects from the container;
  • delete all the objects in the container;
  • access the objects in the container;
  • access the number of objects in the container.
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