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encircle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of encircle

  1. 1 to travel completely around <communication satellites encircling the earth> Synonyms circle, circuit, circumnavigate, circumvent, compass, girdle, orbit, ring, round Related Words circumambulate, cross, perambulate, traverse

  2. 2 to form a circle around <immediately after announcing their engagement, the couple was encircled by their applauding friends> Synonyms circle, compass, embrace, surround, enclose (also inclose), encompass, environ, gird, girdle, ring, wreatheRelated Words circumscribe, close in, cordon (off), fence (in), hem (in), wall; beset, besiege, entrench (also intrench), invest, swarm





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