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encounter

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of encounter

  1. a brief clash between enemies or rivals survived an encounter with the school bully at the local park Synonyms of encounter brush, hassle, run-in, scrape, skirmish Words Related to encounter argument, fight, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tiff; battle, brawl, fray, wrangle


encounter

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of encounter

  1. 1 to come upon face-to-face or as if face-to-face quite unexpectedly encountered our next-door neighbor while vacationing in Europe Synonyms of encounter catch, chance (upon), meet, happen (upon), stumble (upon)Words Related to encounter accost, confront; face, greet, salute; collide (with), crash (into); crisscross, cross, pass; hit (upon), light (upon), tumble (to); reencounter, remeetNear Antonyms of encounter avoid, dodge, duck, elude, escape, evade, shake, shun

  2. 2 to come upon unexpectedly or by chance we encountered a host of unforeseen problems during the restoration of our 200-year-old house Synonyms of encounter chance (upon), happen, find, hit (upon), light (on or upon), meet, pitch (upon), stumble (on or onto), tumble (upon)Words Related to encounter luck (out, on, onto, or into); confront, face; discover, strike, turn up

  3. 3 to enter into contest or conflict with the troops encountered bands of guerrilla fighters as they made their way across the desert Synonyms of encounter battle, engage, face, meet, take onWords Related to encounter emulate, rival; contend, fight, opposeNear Antonyms of encounter elude, escape, evade; retreat



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