To encircle with or as if with a band
To shut in on all sides
To have as a part
She knelt in front of him and stood on her knees, lifting her arms to encompass his neck.
How am I supposed to encompass so much information in only one lecture?
The training will encompass how to administer first aid and CPR.
The final exam will encompass all of the topics learned throughout the semester.
The psychology class will encompass many mental illnesses and common behaviors.