[ en-kuhm-puh s ]
/ ɛnˈkʌm pəs /
verb (used with object)
to form a circle about; encircle; surround: He built a moat to encompass the castle.
to enclose; envelop: The folds of a great cloak encompassed her person.
to include comprehensively: a work that encompasses the entire range of the world's religious beliefs.
Obsolete. to outwit.
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OTHER WORDS FROM encompassen·com·pass·ment, nounun·en·com·passed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for encompassment
/ (ɪnˈkʌmpəs) /
to enclose within a circle; surround
to bring about; cause to happen; contrivehe encompassed the enemy's ruin
to include entirely or comprehensivelythis book encompasses the whole range of knowledge
Derived forms of encompassencompassment, noun
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