to form a circle or ring round; surround; envelop: a house environed by pleasant grounds; to be environed by bad influences.
- un·en·vi·roned, adjective
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How to use environ in a sentence
Most stories about immigrants adjusting to America take place in cities, environs where a newcomer may already have family or friends, or at least be able to find a community.In the Gently Moving Minari, a Korean Family Finds Home in America's Heartland | Stephanie Zacharek | February 26, 2021 | Time
I have been accustomed to guide myself through worse dangers than now environ me.Peveril of the Peak | Sir Walter Scott
The next important thing is to observe how the poet is going to locate, and environ this negative world.Homer's Odyssey | Denton J. Snider
Il y a environ une lieue de la porte de Terre ces vnrables restes de l'antiquit.The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain, Volume I (of 3) | Leonard Williams
Roman generals still might lead them, Roman laws environ them, Roman gold employ them.
On deck there is an inclination to move quietly, to preserve a silence in keeping with the weird spell that seems to environ us.Merchantmen-at-Arms | David W. Bone
British Dictionary definitions for environ
(tr) to encircle or surround
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