Encompass - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈkʌmpəs|  American pronunciation of the word encompass
Brit.  |ɪnˈkʌmpəs|  British pronunciation of the word encompass

verb

- include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory(syn: comprehend, cover, embrace)

This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds

Examples

The district encompasses most of the downtown area.

a neighborhood encompassed by a highway

The enemy encompassed the city with their soldiers.

He is encompassed with doubts.

The study encompasses the social, political, and economic aspects of the situation.

The houses encompassed about 100 square metres.

This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds

...Shakespeare's works seem to encompass the full multiplicity of human experience....

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: encompass
he/she/it: encompasses
present participle: encompassing
past tense: encompassed
past participle: encompassed
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