Synonyms for encounter

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : en-koun-ter
Phonetic Transcription : ɛnˈkaʊn tər

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Définition of encounter

Origin :
  • c.1300, "meeting of adversaries, confrontation," from Old French encontre "meeting; fight; opportunity," noun use of preposition/adverb encontre "against, counter to" from Late Latin incontra "in front of," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + contra "against" (see contra). Modern use of the word in psychology is from 1967, from the work of U.S. psychologist Carl Rogers (1902-1987). Encounter group attested from 1967.
  • noun chance meeting
  • noun fight, argument
  • verb happen upon
  • verb fight, attack
Example sentences :
  • Had the encounter been anticipated his composure would perhaps have failed him.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • As a last rally, he tried to picture the difficulties he might encounter.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • If you go towards the harbour, you'll most likely encounter your brother.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • By this time several persons had hurried to the scene of the encounter.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • Chicago Red grinned with cheerful acceptance of the issue in such an encounter.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • That was what K. took home with him after his encounter with Tillie.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He is the most deadly enemy we have had to encounter to-day.
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
  • But it would have been dangerous to encounter heavy weather in her.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • I can enter into your trials and annoyances as keenly as if I had to encounter them.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • In such effort alone is it possible for need to encounter help.
  • Extract from : « A Dish Of Orts » by George MacDonald

Antonyms for encounter

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