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encompass

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encompass

 
 
pronunciation:
en kuhm pihs
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: encompassed, encompasses, encompassing
definition 1: to surround or enclose.
synonyms:
enclose, envelop, surround
similar words:
belt, embrace, encircle, environ, enwrap, girdle, girth, ring
definition 2: to include, esp. to include all of.
a book that encompasses the latest ideas on astronomy
synonyms:
embrace
similar words:
comprehend, comprise, consist of, contain, cover, include, incorporate, survey
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derivation: encompassment (n.)
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