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enclose

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of enclose

  1. 1 to close or shut in by or as if by barriers <dogs who spend the day enclosed in small cages> Synonyms box (in), cage, closet, coop (up), corral, encage, encase, envelop, 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 form a circle around <in a show of support, the women rushed to enclose their distraught friend> Synonyms circle, compass, embrace, encircle, surround (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

  3. 3 to surround or cover closely <the house was enclosed by a high hedge that shielded it from public view> Synonyms bosom, bower, circumfuse, cocoon, embosom, embower, embrace, enfold (also inclose), encompass, enshroud, enswathe, envelop, 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



Variants of enclose

also inclose


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