enfold

[en-fohld]
verb (used with object)
1.
to wrap up; envelop: to enfold someone in a cloak.
2.
to surround as if with folds: He wished to enfold her in the warmth of his love. What happened is enfolded in mystery.
3.
to hug or clasp; embrace: She enfolded him in her arms.
4.
to form into a fold or folds: The material of the skirt had been enfolded to form a loose, graceful drape.
Also, infold.


Origin:
1585–95; en-1 + fold1

enfolder, noun
enfoldment, noun
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enfold or infold (ɪnˈfəʊld)
 
vb
1.  to cover by enclosing
2.  to embrace
3.  to form with or as with folds
 
infold or infold
 
vb
 
en'folder or infold
 
n
 
in'folder or infold
 
n
 
en'foldment or infold
 
n
 
in'foldment or infold
 
n

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enfold
early 15c., from en- "make, put in" + fold.
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Example sentences
Today's armed services embrace and enfold members and their families in a
  blanket of service and support.
It is possible so to enfold a truth in long-drawn-out sentences as practically
  to conceal it.
They suggest, more than that, that there is still a lot of pleasure and
  knowledge to enfold when it comes to our galaxy.
He uses time simultaneously to distance us, to advance the story, and to enfold
  his characters in insistent immediacy.
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