encompass

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

en- +‎ compass

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

encompass (third-person singular simple present encompasses, present participle encompassing, simple past and past participle encompassed)

  1. (transitive) To form a circle around; to encircle.
  2. (transitive) To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  3. (transitive) To include completely; to describe fully or comprehensively.
    This book on English grammar encompasses all irregular verbs.
  4. (transitive) To go around, especially, to circumnavigate.
    Drake encompassed the globe.

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