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compassed

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in accomplished, attained

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compassed

verb
past tense of compass

Synonyms & Antonyms of compassed (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to carry through (as a process) to completion
  • attempting more than his modest abilities could compass

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2 to travel completely around
  • the great age of exploration, when ships of sail compassed the earth

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3 to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends
  • the rebels are compassing the assassination of the king

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4 to form a circle around
  • a mysterious isle, compassed by treacherous seas

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5 to have a clear idea of
  • the concept that the earth is billions of years old is one that the average mind struggles to compass

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“Compassed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/compassed. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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