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enfold

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of enfold

  1. 1 to surround or cover closely <darkness began to enfold the lonely house on the hill> Synonyms bosom, bower, circumfuse, cocoon, embosom, embower, embrace, enclose (also inclose), encompass, enshroud, enswathe, envelop, enwrap, invest, involve, lap, mantle, muffle, shroud, swathe, veil, wrap Related Words curtain, drape; embed (also imbed), encase; swaddle; blanket, overlay, overspread; camouflage, cloak, disguise, mask; circle, encircle, enlace, enwind Near Antonyms bare, denude, expose, strip

  2. 2 to put one's arms around and press tightly <the winner enfolded the huge bouquet of roses in her arms and thanked the judges> Synonyms bear-hug, clasp, crush, enclasp, embrace, grasp, hug, strainRelated Words clamp, cling, cradle, grab, grip, hold; bosom, embosom, encircle, entwine, envelop, enwind; fold, lock, twine, wrap; cuddle, fondle, nestle, nuzzle, pat, pet, snuggle, stroke




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