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verb as in surround, circumscribe

verb as in include, contain

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Example Sentences

The group encompasses Byrne's art-rock solitariness and the dissociation effects in the spare—somewhat Godardian—staging.

The law outlines what such preventative care encompasses and includes contraception.

Their approach encompasses outreach, education, community mobilization, and civic partnerships.

The autism spectrum encompasses different clusters of manifestations and symptoms.

We are deeply grateful for a Constitution that encompasses all that is good in us.

I believe in an unknown Force that encompasses me and hunts me down to the grave, but nothing more.

Proceeding thence south, it encompasses the island of Dahlak, which is not far from the western shore.

The sphere of the man's life encompasses him more densely on the breast, but lightly on the back, 171, 224.

How far off beyond this world seems the possibility of such seasons, how enduring and relentless this which encompasses us.

Even more remarkable is the stately, classical cloister that encompasses the whole church like an Italian Santo Campo.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to encompasses, such as: encircle, girdle, envelop, beset, gird, and enclose.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.