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  • verbhappen upon
  • verbfight, attack

synonyms for encountering

  • bear
  • bump into
  • come across
  • come upon
  • confront
  • detect
  • experience
  • face
  • find
  • meet
  • run into
  • suffer
  • turn up
  • close
  • descry
  • espy
  • front
  • sustain
  • undergo
  • alight upon
  • chance upon
  • cross the path
  • fall in with
  • hit upon
  • meet up with
  • rub eyeballs
  • run across
  • run smack into
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antonyms for encountering

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  • avoid
  • dodge
  • lose
  • miss
  • pass by
  • refuse
  • evade
  • let go
  • retreat
  • run away
  • surrender
  • yield
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How to use encountering in a sentence

There was a motion of assent toward Peter, who left the room, encountering Mrs. Biggs outside the door.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
He availed himself of this opportunity of encountering his adversary with some effect.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
I came first to the pond and then to the mill, and got into the house without encountering the dog.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
The Sioux turned toward the south with the hope of encountering the Cheyennes somewhere in that direction.
THREE SIOUX SCOUTSELMER RUSSELL GREGOR
They eventually circled toward the east, and crossed the ridge without encountering their foes.
THREE SIOUX SCOUTSELMER RUSSELL GREGOR
Although they felt secure from the Kiowas, the Cheyennes realized that there was a possibility of encountering the Pawnees.
THREE SIOUX SCOUTSELMER RUSSELL GREGOR
Wilkes took his seat without encountering any difficulties and his political importance virtually ended with his exclusion.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
Coming there a bride, and the very first thing encountering something awkward!
FIDELITYSUSAN GLASPELL
He was only Arthur Dillon, encountering a lady with a past; a fact in itself more or less amusing.
THE ART OF DISAPPEARINGJOHN TALBOT SMITH
There is another possibility besides the encountering of incomprehensible minds.
UNTHINKABLEROGER PHILLIPS GRAHAM
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ENCOUNTERING

  • encountering
  • face to face
  • meeting
  • opposing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.