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en·cir·cle

encircle

 
pronunciation:
ihn suhr kl
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part of speech: verb
inflections: encircles, encircling, encircled
definition: to form a circle around; surround.
Houses encircle the lake.
synonyms:
ring, surround
similar words:
bound, circle, enclose, encompass, envelop, hem in, rim, roll
derivation: encirclement (n.)
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The word encircle contains the following part:
en-1, em-1 Latin prefix that means to put into; cause to be or have
antonyms:
de-, dis-, un-