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en·com·pass

encompass

 
 
pronunciation:
en kuhm pihs
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part of speech: verb
inflections: encompasses, encompassing, encompassed
definition 1: to surround or enclose.
The football field is encompassed by a stadium.
synonyms:
envelop, surround
similar words:
encircle, ring
definition 2: to include all of.
This book encompasses all you need to know for the test.
similar words:
comprehend, comprise, consist of, contain, cover, include, incorporate, survey
derivation: encompassment (n.)
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