Etymology
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encompass (v.)

"form a circle about, encircle," 1550s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + compass (n.). Related: Encompassed; encompasses; encompassing.

updated on May 09, 2020

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Definitions of encompass from WordNet

encompass (v.)
include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory;
Synonyms: embrace / comprehend / cover
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