accompass

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Superficially ac- +‎ compass, but perhaps a- (intensifying prefix) +‎ compass (to accomplish).

Verb[edit]

accompass (third-person singular simple present accompasses, present participle accompassing, simple past and past participle accompassed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To achieve; effect; bring about.
    • Bishop Hacket
      The remotion of two such impediments is not commonly accompass'd by one head-piece.

References[edit]

  • accompass in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911