Examples of encompass in a Sentence
The district encompasses most of the downtown area.
a neighborhood encompassed by a highway
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The property at one time included 10,000 acres (today would include a part of the Brownsboro Road area that encompasses a portion of the Watterson Expressway).
In mining and logging, the category that encompasses the state's vast oil and gas industry, payrolls expanded by 1,300 in November.
The effort by the consultant and the village's establishment in 2015 of a tax increment financing district that encompasses the health center property are intended to help the village create a master development plan for the site.
Perhaps a play that encompassed the night for both teams came when Iowa lined up for a field goal and placeholder Colten Rastetter threw an 18-yard pass to long snapper Tyler Kluver in the end zone.
The company has also signed a partnership agreement with the city of Cape Town that will encompass joint efforts to promote tourism and support marginalized communities.
District 5 covers a south Charlotte wedge that encompasses some of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods, from Dilworth in the north to Pineville-Matthews Road in the south.
Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah are the major patrons of Steve Bannon and the far-right media empire that encompasses Breitbart News and the provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.
In a city that encompasses both Joseon-era castles and Samsung, the innumerable plastic surgery clinics of Gangnam and traditional hanok houses of Bukchon Village, the food is just as diverse.
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Origin and Etymology of encompass
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscircle, compass, embrace, encircle, enclose (also inclose), surround, environ, gird, girdle, ring, wreathe
Antonymsexclude, leave (out), miss out [British], omit
Related Wordscircumscribe, close in, cordon (off), fence (in), hem (in), wall; beset, besiege, entrench (also intrench), invest, swarm
Near Antonymsban, bar, debar, preclude, prevent, prohibit; deny, refuse, reject; eliminate, except, rule out; lose, mislay, misplace
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