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Encounter synonyms
ĕn-koun'tər
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A prearranged meeting place, especially an assembly point for troops or ships.
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  1. A prearranged meeting place, especially an assembly point for troops or ships.
  2. An agreement to meet; a location or time agreed upon to meet.
  3. The meeting itself
A condition of opposition or conflict between two or more people or things:
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  1. A condition of opposition or conflict between two or more people or things:
  2. The act of colliding, or coming together with sudden, violent force
  3. A clash or conflict of opinions, interests, etc.
To approach and speak to, especially aggressively or insistently, as with a demand or request.
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  1. To approach and speak to, especially aggressively or insistently, as with a demand or request.
  2. To approach and speak to with the intent of having sex.
  3. To approach and speak to; greet first, before being greeted, esp. in an intrusive way
To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility:
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  1. To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility:
  2. To bring face to face (with)
  3. To face or oppose boldly, defiantly, or antagonistically
An encounter between people, even accidental.
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  1. An encounter between people, even accidental.
  2. The act or process or an instance of coming together; an encounter.
  3. A point of contact; junction
A focused comparison:
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  1. A focused comparison:
  2. The act or an instance of confronting boldly, defiantly, or antagonistically
  3. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
Connection or interaction; communication:
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  1. Connection or interaction; communication:
  2. A person who might be of use; a connection:
  3. A contact lens.
A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
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  1. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
  2. A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
  3. (Rare) Collision of moving bodies
A harsh noise, as of a collision
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  1. A harsh noise, as of a collision
  2. A violent conflict or confrontation.
  3. A sharp disagreement; conflict
An instance of contact with something undesirable or dangerous:
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  1. An instance of contact with something undesirable or dangerous:
  2. A device having bristles, hairs, or wires fastened into a hard back, with or without a handle attached: brushes are used for cleaning, polishing, painting, smoothing the hair, etc.
  3. A bushy tail:
To deal or contend with effectively:
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  1. To deal or contend with effectively:
  2. To come together:
  3. To deal with; face; match
To come across; to encounter; to stumble upon; to discover or find, especially by chance or accident.
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  1. To come across; to encounter; to stumble upon; to discover or find, especially by chance or accident.
To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material:
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  1. To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material:
  2. To turn (a card, etc.) with the face up
  3. To meet or confront squarely or face to face
To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility:
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  1. To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility:
  2. To bring face to face (with)
  3. To face; stand or meet face to face
To take part in a battle; fight
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  1. To take part in a battle; fight
  2. To struggle; contend
  3. To oppose as in a battle; fight
To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
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  1. To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
  2. To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to:
  3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
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  1. To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
  2. To move or progress with difficulty:
  3. To contend or fight violently with an opponent
To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility:
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  1. To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility:
  2. To bring face to face (with)
  3. To face; stand or meet face to face
To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material:
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  1. To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material:
  2. To turn (a card, etc.) with the face up
  3. To meet or confront squarely or face to face
To deal or contend with effectively:
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  1. To deal or contend with effectively:
  2. To come together:
  3. To deal with; face; match
(Intransitive but with prepositional object) To blend into; to be followed by or adjacent to without there being a clear boundary.
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  1. (Intransitive but with prepositional object) To blend into; to be followed by or adjacent to without there being a clear boundary.
  2. (With prepositional object) To cause to blend into.
  3. (Intransitive but with prepositional object, by extension) To encounter or meet unexpectedly (literally or figuratively).
To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material:
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  1. To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material:
  2. To occupy a position with the face toward:
  3. To bring or to be brought face to face with:
To have a front; face onto something else:
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  1. To have a front; face onto something else:
  2. To serve as a front for.
  3. To face; be opposite to
To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
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  1. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
  2. To draw into; involve:
  3. To win over or attract:
To come together:
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  1. To come together:
  2. To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill:
  3. To deal or contend with effectively:
The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
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  1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
  2. A conflict involving armed forces:
  3. The act of confronting or challenging another, especially face-to-face
Either an actual or a figurative face to face confrontation, especially a bitter one.
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  1. Either an actual or a figurative face to face confrontation, especially a bitter one.
  2. (Ice hockey) The start of play, when two players try to get control of the puck dropped by the referee
  3. A confrontation:
An instance of contact with something undesirable or dangerous:
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  1. An instance of contact with something undesirable or dangerous:
  2. A device having bristles, hairs, or wires fastened into a hard back, with or without a handle attached: brushes are used for cleaning, polishing, painting, smoothing the hair, etc.
  3. A bushy tail:
A sharp disagreement; conflict
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  1. A sharp disagreement; conflict
  2. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
  3. A harsh noise, as of a collision
(Printing) Matter that is added to a text.
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  1. (Printing) Matter that is added to a text.
  2. (Informal) A quarrel, fight, etc.
  3. An encounter; a scrape or brush; especially one involving trouble or difficulty.
A minor battle in war, as one between small forces or between large forces avoiding direct conflict.
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  1. A minor battle in war, as one between small forces or between large forces avoiding direct conflict.
  2. A type of outdoor military style game using paintball or similar weapons.
  3. Any slight, unimportant conflict; brush
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