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")

Antonyms of adj encompassing

2 senses of encompassing

Sense 1
across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket (prenominal), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide -- (broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers")

INDIRECT (VIA comprehensive) -> noncomprehensive, incomprehensive -- (not comprehensive)

Sense 2
encompassing (prenominal), surrounding (prenominal), circumferent -- (closely encircling; "encompassing mountain ranges"; "the surrounding countryside")

INDIRECT (VIA close) -> distant -- (separated in space or coming from or going to a distance; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call")

Similarity of adj encompassing

2 senses of encompassing

Sense 1
across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket (prenominal), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide -- (broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers")
       => comprehensive (vs. noncomprehensive) -- (including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education")

Sense 2
encompassing (prenominal), surrounding (prenominal), circumferent -- (closely encircling; "encompassing mountain ranges"; "the surrounding countryside")
       => close (vs. distant) -- (at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships")

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