Synonyms for encompass

Grammar : Verb
Spell : en-kuhm-puh s
Phonetic Transcription : ɛnˈkʌm pəs

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Définition of encompass

Origin :
  • 1550s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + compass. Related: Encompassed; encompasses; encompassing.
  • verb surround, circumscribe
  • verb include, contain
Example sentences :
  • Newbury's delight in her, his tender worship of her, seemed to enwrap and encompass her.
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • You encompass the earth with one particular spot of it in your eye.
  • Extract from : « The Mirror of the Sea » by Joseph Conrad
  • But machines could not hope to encompass all the irrationality of Man.
  • Extract from : « Mezzerow Loves Company » by Floyd L. Wallace
  • Fly, fly, pretty cloud, and encompass yon pavilion with your form.
  • Extract from : « Ixion In Heaven » by Benjamin Disraeli
  • Let us transform and amplify that power and we encompass—destruction.
  • Extract from : « The Best Short Stories of 1917 » by Various
  • While a stay remains to her amid the evils that encompass her, she clings to it.
  • Extract from : « Characteristics of Women » by Anna Jameson
  • Yes; they ride on—the sights, the sounds, the thoughts, encompass them; they are together.
  • Extract from : « Browning's Heroines » by Ethel Colburn Mayne
  • His will was set and straining with all its tension to encompass him and compel her.
  • Extract from : « The Rainbow » by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • The Indian made a gesture to seaward which seemed to encompass the whole Pacific.
  • Extract from : « Under the Redwoods » by Bret Harte
  • We had intended to make but one stage of it from Corua, and encompass the bay to Ferrol.
  • Extract from : « Northern Spain » by Edgar T. A. Wigram

Antonyms for encompass

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