encompass


encompass

verb

Definition of ENCOMPASS

1
to form a circle around <a necklace of sapphire-blue lakes encompasses the town>
Related Words circumscribe, close in, cordon (off), fence (in), hem (in), wall; beset, besiege, entrench (also intrench), invest, swarm
2
to have as part of a whole <textbooks on American history are now likely to encompass its social history as well as its political and military history>
Antonyms exclude, leave (out), miss out [British], omit
3
to surround or cover closely <a fog of mystery has long encompassed this fraternal organization, which is known for its secret rituals>
Near Antonyms bare, denude, expose, strip

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