Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb encompass

1 sense of encompass

Sense 1
embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover -- (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")
       => include -- (have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers")

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