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Another word for encompass

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Verb
  1. To encircle with or as if with a band

      1. A circular object, form, line, or arrangement.
      2. A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger.
      3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
      1. To gird.
      2. To secure with a girth.
      3. To measure the girth of.
      1. A belt or sash worn around the waist.
      2. Something that encircles like a belt.
      3. An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips to give the body a more slender appearance.
      1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
      2. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
      3. To surround.
      1. To encircle or surround with or as if with a girdle.
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction.
      3. A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned.
      1. The act of encircling or encompassing.
      2. Something that encircles or surrounds.
      3. A belt or sash, especially one worn with an ecclesiastical vestment or the habit of a monk or nun.
      1. A flexible band, as of leather or cloth, worn around the waist or over a shoulder to support clothing, secure tools or weapons, or serve as decoration.
      2. Something resembling a belt, as a number of machine-gun rounds attached together in a strip.
      3. An encircling route.
      1. To encircle with or as if with a band.
      1. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
      2. A strip or stripe that contrasts with something else in color, texture, or material.
      3. A narrow strip of fabric used to trim, finish, or reinforce articles of clothing.
    See also:

    edge

  2. To shut in on all sides

      1. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle:
      2. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication:
      3. Something, such as fencing or a border, that surrounds:
      1. A circular object, form, line, or arrangement.
      2. A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger.
      3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
      1. An edge or border on a piece of cloth, especially a finished edge, as for a garment or curtain, made by folding an edge under and stitching it down.
      2. The height or level of the bottom edge of a skirt, dress, or coat; a hemline.
      3. To fold back and stitch down the edge of.
      1. A row of closely planted shrubs or low-growing trees forming a fence or boundary.
      2. A line of people or objects forming a barrier:
      3. A means of protection or defense, especially against financial loss:
      1. A belt or sash worn around the waist.
      2. Something that encircles like a belt.
      3. An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips to give the body a more slender appearance.
      1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
      2. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
      3. To surround.
      1. To encircle; surround:
      1. To form a circle around; surround:
      2. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction.
      3. A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned.
      1. A plane curve everywhere equidistant from a given fixed point, the center.
      2. A planar region bounded by a circle.
      3. Something, such as a ring, shaped like such a plane curve.
      1. To attack from all sides.
      2. To trouble persistently; harass.
      3. To hem in; surround:
      1. To encircle with or as if with a band.
    See also:

    open

  3. To have as a part

    See also:

    include

Another word for encompass

Verb
  1. To surround

      1. To wrap, enclose, or cover:
      2. To surround:
      1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
      2. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
      3. To surround.
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction.
      3. A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned.
      1. To form a circle around; surround:
      2. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
    See also:

    surround

  2. To include