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envelop

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of envelop

  1. 1 to close or shut in by or as if by barriers <a chronic mistrust of outsiders envelops that neighborhood, cutting it off from the rest of the city> Synonyms box (in), cage, closet, coop (up), corral, encage, encase, enclose, fence (in), hedge, hem (in), house, immure, include, mew (up), pen, wall (in)Related Words bound, circumscribe, confine, contain, limit, restrict; encircle, encompass, enfold, enframe, enlace, frame, ring, surround; armor, cocoon, encapsulate, encapsule, encyst, ensheathe, ensphere, enwomb

  2. 2 to surround or cover closely <the truth of the presidential assassination is enveloped in a dense fog of myths and conspiracy theories> Synonyms bosom, bower, circumfuse, cocoon, embosom, embower, embrace, enclose (also inclose), encompass, enshroud, enswathe, enfold, enwrap, invest, involve, lap, mantle, muffle, shroud, swathe, veil, wrapRelated Words curtain, drape; embed (also imbed), encase; swaddle; blanket, overlay, overspread; camouflage, cloak, disguise, mask; circle, encircle, enlace, enwindNear Antonyms bare, denude, expose, strip




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