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encompass

[en-kuhm-puhs]
verb (used with object)
1.
to form a circle about; encircle; surround: He built a moat to encompass the castle.
2.
to enclose; envelop: The folds of a great cloak encompassed her person.
3.
to include comprehensively: a work that encompasses the entire range of the world's religious beliefs.
4.
Obsolete. to outwit.

Origin:
1545–55; en-1 + compass

encompassment, noun
unencompassed, adjective
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encompass (ɪnˈkʌmpəs)
 
vb
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
 
en'compassment
 
n

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encompass
c.1550s, from en- "make, put in" + compass. Related: Encompassed; encompasses; encompassing.
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