Synonyms and Antonyms of encompass
to form a circle around
- A necklace of sapphire-blue lakes encompasses the town.
circle, compass, embrace, encircle, enclose (also inclose), environ, gird, girdle, ring, surround, wreathe
to have as part of a whole
- The district encompasses most of the downtown area.
comprise, consist (of)
have, hold, own, possess
compose, constitute, form, make
assimilate, embody, incorporate, integrate
ban, bar, debar, preclude, prevent, prohibit
deny, refuse, reject
eliminate, except, rule out
lose, mislay, misplace
to surround or cover closely
- A fog of mystery has long encompassed the organization.
bosom, bower, cocoon, embosom, embower, embrace, enclose (also inclose), enfold, enshroud, enswathe, envelop, enwrap, invest, involve, lap, mantle, muffle, shroud, swathe, veil, wrap
embed (also imbed), encase
blanket, overlay, overspread
camouflage, cloak, disguise, mask
circle, encircle, enlace, enwind