Synonyms and Antonyms of encompass
1 to form a circle around a necklace of sapphire-blue lakes encompasses the town Synonyms of encompass circle, compass, embrace, encircle, enclose (also inclose), surround, environ, gird, girdle, ring, wreatheWords Related to encompass circumscribe, close in, cordon (off), fence (in), hem (in), wall; beset, besiege, entrench (also intrench), invest, swarm
2 to have as part of a whole textbooks on American history are now likely to encompass its social history as well as its political and military history Synonyms of encompass carry, comprehend, contain, embrace, include, entail, involve, number, subsume, take inWords Related to encompass comprise, consist (of); bracket; have, hold, own, possess; admit, receive; compose, constitute, form, make; assimilate, embody, incorporate, integrateNear Antonyms of encompass ban, bar, debar, preclude, prevent, prohibit; deny, refuse, reject; eliminate, except, rule out; lose, mislay, misplaceAntonyms of encompass exclude, leave (out), miss out [British], omit
3 to surround or cover closely a fog of mystery has long encompassed this fraternal organization, which is known for its secret rituals Synonyms of encompass bosom, bower, circumfuse, cocoon, embosom, embower, embrace, enclose (also inclose), enfold, enshroud, enswathe, envelop, enwrap, invest, involve, lap, mantle, muffle, shroud, swathe, veil, wrapWords Related to encompass curtain, drape; embed (also imbed), encase; swaddle; blanket, overlay, overspread; camouflage, cloak, disguise, mask; circle, encircle, enlace, enwindNear Antonyms of encompass bare, denude, expose, strip
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