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See definition of encompasses on Dictionary.com
  • verbsurround, circumscribe
  • verbinclude, contain

synonyms for encompasses

  • beset
  • circle
  • compass
  • encircle
  • enclose
  • envelop
  • environ
  • gird
  • girdle
  • ring
  • hem in
  • incorporate
  • cover
  • involve
  • embrace
  • embody
  • comprise
  • admit
  • hold
  • have
  • subsume
  • comprehend
  • take in

antonyms for encompasses

MOST RELEVANT
  • free
  • let go
  • release
  • unloose
  • exclude
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How to use encompasses in a sentence

I believe in an unknown Force that encompasses me and hunts me down to the grave, but nothing more.
THE SORROWS OF SATANMARIE CORELLI
Proceeding thence south, it encompasses the island of Dahlak, which is not far from the western shore.
A GENERAL HISTORY AND COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS, VOLUME VIROBERT KERR
The sphere of the man's life encompasses him more densely on the breast, but lightly on the back, 171, 224.
THE DELIGHTS OF WISDOM PERTAINING TO CONJUGIAL LOVEEMANUEL SWEDENBORG
How far off beyond this world seems the possibility of such seasons, how enduring and relentless this which encompasses us.
IN NEW ENGLAND FIELDS AND WOODSROWLAND E. ROBINSON
Even more remarkable is the stately, classical cloister that encompasses the whole church like an Italian Santo Campo.
THE LAKE OF LUCERNEJOSEPH E. MORRIS
Social democracy with its organisation encompasses the masses from one end of Europe to the other.
MILE VERHAERENSTEFAN ZWEIG
It encompasses the child but it has no cheer for the stranger.
THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GODJOHN HENRY JOWETT
The entire Boyne valley, restricted though its area is, encompasses much more of the historic past of Ireland than any other spot.
ROMANTIC IRELAND; VOLUME 2/2M.F AND B. MCM. MANSFIELD
The content of these people is manifestly great, for, relative to the wretchedness that encompasses them, they are well off.
THE PEOPLE OF THE ABYSSJACK LONDON
History has fallen together, but childhood surrounds and encompasses history, stretches beyond and passes on the road to eternity.
THE COLOUR OF LIFEALICE MEYNELL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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