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en·com·pass

 (ĕn-kŭm′pəs)
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.

en·com′pass·ment n.

encompass

(ɪnˈkʌmpəs)
vb (tr)
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.
enˈcompassment n

en•com•pass

(ɛnˈkʌm pəs)

v.t.
1. to form a circle about.
2. to enclose.
3. to include comprehensively.
4. to bring about.
[1545–55]
en•com′pass•ment, n.

encompass


Past participle: encompassed
Gerund: encompassing

Imperative
encompass
encompass
Present
I encompass
you encompass
he/she/it encompasses
we encompass
you encompass
they encompass
Preterite
I encompassed
you encompassed
he/she/it encompassed
we encompassed
you encompassed
they encompassed
Present Continuous
I am encompassing
you are encompassing
he/she/it is encompassing
we are encompassing
you are encompassing
they are encompassing
Present Perfect
I have encompassed
you have encompassed
he/she/it has encompassed
we have encompassed
you have encompassed
they have encompassed
Past Continuous
I was encompassing
you were encompassing
he/she/it was encompassing
we were encompassing
you were encompassing
they were encompassing
Past Perfect
I had encompassed
you had encompassed
he/she/it had encompassed
we had encompassed
you had encompassed
they had encompassed
Future
I will encompass
you will encompass
he/she/it will encompass
we will encompass
you will encompass
they will encompass
Future Perfect
I will have encompassed
you will have encompassed
he/she/it will have encompassed
we will have encompassed
you will have encompassed
they will have encompassed
Future Continuous
I will be encompassing
you will be encompassing
he/she/it will be encompassing
we will be encompassing
you will be encompassing
they will be encompassing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been encompassing
you have been encompassing
he/she/it has been encompassing
we have been encompassing
you have been encompassing
they have been encompassing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been encompassing
you will have been encompassing
he/she/it will have been encompassing
we will have been encompassing
you will have been encompassing
they will have been encompassing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been encompassing
you had been encompassing
he/she/it had been encompassing
we had been encompassing
you had been encompassing
they had been encompassing
Conditional
I would encompass
you would encompass
he/she/it would encompass
we would encompass
you would encompass
they would encompass
Past Conditional
I would have encompassed
you would have encompassed
he/she/it would have encompassed
we would have encompassed
you would have encompassed
they would have encompassed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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"

encompass

verb
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.
2. surround, circle, enclose, close in, envelop, encircle, fence in, ring, girdle, circumscribe, hem in, shut in, environ, enwreath Egypt is encompassed by the Mediterranean, Sudan, the Red Sea and Libya.

encompass

verb
1. To encircle with or as if with a band:
Archaic: engird.
2. To shut in on all sides:
Translations
käsittääsisältää

encompass

[ɪnˈkʌmpəs] VT
1. (= surround) → cercar, rodear (with de)
2. (= include) → abarcar
3. (= bring about) → lograr, efectuar

encompass

[ɪnˈkʌmpəs] vt
(= include) [report, review, policy] [+ range, aspects] → comprendre, inclure
(= cover) [district, area] → comprendre, inclure

encompass

vt
(liter: = surround) → umfassen (by mit)
(= include)umfassen
(liter, = bring about) downfallherbeiführen

encompass

[ɪnˈkʌmpəs] vtcomprendere
References in classic literature ?
I thought of Perry, but for the hope that I might better encompass his release if myself free I should have put the thought of freedom from me at once.
Vast, vast -- an endless wilderness of sand; A stream crawls through its tawny banks; the hills Encompass it; where in the dismal dusk Moan the last sighs of sunset.
You encompass the earth with one particular spot of it in your eye.
"Let the bold and insolent Goliath from the borders of France encompass the realms of Russia with death-bearing terrors; humble Faith, the sling of the Russian David, shall suddenly smite his head in his blood-thirsty pride.
He could afford to wait for his opportunity if by waiting he could encompass a more terrible revenge.
When from dark error's subjugation My words of passionate exhortation Had wrenched thy fainting spirit free; And writhing prone in thine affliction Thou didst recall with malediction The vice that had encompassed thee: And when thy slumbering conscience, fretting By recollection's torturing flame, Thou didst reveal the hideous setting Of thy life's current ere I came: When suddenly I saw thee sicken, And weeping, hide thine anguished face, Revolted, maddened, horror-stricken, At memories of foul disgrace.
The garden is best to be square, encompassed on all the four sides with a stately arched hedge.
For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half known life.
But he found himself encompassed with guards and forced to remain silent while the Chief Circle in a few impassioned words made a final appeal to the Women, exclaiming that, if the Colour Bill passed, no marriage would henceforth be safe, no woman's honour secure; fraud, deception, hypocrisy would pervade every household; domestic bliss would share the fate of the Constitution and pass to speedy perdition.
What extent of lowland may be encompassed by the high peaks beyond, must remain for the present matter of mere conjecture though from the form of the summits, and the breaks which may be discovered among them, there can be little doubt that they are the sources of streams calculated to water large tracts, which are probably concealed from view by the rotundity of the lake's surface.
How slowly the time passes here, encompassed as I am by frost and snow!
The wall which encompassed it is two feet and a half high, and at least eleven inches broad, so that a coach and horses may be driven very safely round it; and it is flanked with strong towers at ten feet distance.