Synonyms for surround

Grammar : Verb
Spell : suh-round
Phonetic Transcription : səˈraʊnd

Top 10 synonyms for surround Other synonyms for the word surround

Définition of surround

Origin :
  • early 15c., "to flood, overflow," from Middle French soronder "to overflow, abound, surpass, dominate," from Late Latin superundare "overflow," from Latin super "over" (see super-) + undare "to flow in waves," from unda "wave" (see water (n.); and cf. abound). Sense of "to shut in on all sides" first recorded 1610s, influenced by figurative meaning in French of "dominate," and by sound association with round. Related: Surrounded; surrounding.
  • verb enclose, encircle something
Example sentences :
  • "Surround her with a bodyguard, if you like," said the General.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • And as you can see, we surround ourselves with all means of enlightenment.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • I shall place it in my room and surround it with fresh flowers.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • It was Mrs. Vansittart's pleasant habit to surround herself with every comfort.
  • Extract from : « Roden's Corner » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • They must surround me, you observe, and therefore they are here.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • Too many now that you can't save; in a little while the hate will surround you also.
  • Extract from : « Now We Are Three » by Joe L. Hensley
  • When this appears among so many that surround it, the spirit prefers it to all others.
  • Extract from : « Nature » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • We must surround employment with assurance of just division of production.
  • Extract from : « Herbert Hoover » by Vernon Kellogg
  • We cannot stand still with the economic and social forces that surround us.
  • Extract from : « Herbert Hoover » by Vernon Kellogg
  • They saw some lions, and tried to surround them in a circle.
  • Extract from : « Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad » by Various

Antonyms for surround

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