Synonyms of encounter in English:

encounter

verb

  • 1 I encountered a girl I used to know
  • 2 the guides will help if you encounter any problems
    experience, come into contact with, run into, come across, come up against, face, be faced with, confront, be forced to contend with
  • 3 the soldiers encountered a large crowd of demonstrators
    confront, accost, oppose, meet head-on; clash with, come into conflict with, engage with, struggle with, contend with, fight, do battle with, skirmish with
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  • 1 I told them of my encounter with the priest
    meeting, chance meeting, brush, rendezvous; contact
  • 2 the monument is thought to commemorate a Viking encounter
    battle, fight, clash, conflict, confrontation, engagement, skirmish, brush
    informal run-in, set-to, dust-up, scrap
    British informal , Footballafters
    archaic rencounter
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