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tr.v. en·com·passed, en·com·pass·ing, en·com·pass·es
1. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
2. To enclose; envelop: "The blackness of the eternal night encompassed me" (Edgar Allan Poe).
3. To have as part of something larger; include: a galaxy encompassing billions of stars. See Synonyms at include.
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1. to enclose within a circle; surround
2. to bring about; cause to happen; contrive: he encompassed the enemy's ruin.
3. to include entirely or comprehensively: this book encompasses the whole range of knowledge.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to form a circle about.
2. to enclose.
3. to include comprehensively.
4. to bring about.
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Past participle: encompassed
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|Verb||1.||encompass - include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"|
deal, plow, handle, treat, cover, address - act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
include - have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers"
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1. include, hold, involve, cover, admit, deal with, contain, take in, embrace, incorporate, comprise, embody, comprehend, subsume His repertoire encompassed everything from Bach to Scott Joplin.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. To encircle with or as if with a band:
2. To shut in on all sides:
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2. (= include) → abarcar
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encompass[ɪnˈkʌmpəs] vt → comprendere
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