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envelop

[ verb en-vel-uhp; noun en-vel-uhp, en-vuh-luhp, ahn- ]SEE DEFINITION OF envelop

Synonyms for envelop

  • blanket
  • drape
  • encircle
  • enclose
  • encompass
  • enfold
  • engulf
  • obscure
  • shroud
  • surround
  • swaddle
  • swathe
  • wrap
  • cage
  • cloak
  • conceal
  • contain
  • corral
  • cover
  • embrace
  • enshroud
  • enwrap
  • fence
  • gird
  • girdle
  • guard
  • hem
  • immure
  • invest
  • overlay
  • overspread
  • pen
  • protect
  • roll
  • sheathe
  • shield
  • superimpose
  • veil
  • coop
  • shut in
  • wrap up
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Antonyms for envelop

  • free
  • let go
  • release
  • uncover
  • unloose
  • disregard
  • exclude
  • forget
  • ignore
  • lay bare
  • let out
  • open
  • reveal
  • set free
  • let loose
  • unwrap
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENVELOP

She was silent a moment, pondering, hesitation and confusion seeming to envelop her.

The dark brown folds seemed to envelop the face of the earth.

As a capper he digs up that envelop, to show her there needn't be any hitch in the program.

A grunt was the only reply, and they prepared to envelop her again.

These obstacles had been originally intended to envelop the garrison.

The purpose was to envelop us and cut the British lines of communication to the sea.

His shadow hovered in the air above her head ready to envelop her.

And little by little the obscurity of the place and hour seemed to envelop her.

A black velvet covering should be made in which to envelop the crystal when not in use.

A cloud of delicate incense seemed to envelop them as their lips met.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., envolupen, "be involved in," from Old French envoleper (10c., Modern French envelopper) "envelop, cover; fold up," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + voloper "wrap up," of uncertain origin, perhaps Celtic (see Gamillscheg, Diez). Literal sense is from 1580s. Related: Enveloped; enveloping.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENVELOP

begird

verbsurround
  • band
  • belt
  • beset
  • bind
  • circle
  • encircle
  • enclose
  • encompass
  • engirdle
  • envelop
  • environ
  • gird
  • girdle
  • hem
  • hem in
  • ring
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