Definition of encompass in English:

encompass

Line breaks: en|com¦pass
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkʌmpəs
 
, ɛn-/

verb

  • 2 archaic Cause to take place: an act designed to encompass the death of the king
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    • But, foolish though I undoubtedly am, I encompass only my own destruction.

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encompassment

noun
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  • Nor does it unproblematically endorse modernity and globalization which, via colonialism, postcolonial dependence, and transnational capitalist encompassment, have fuelled the grim conditions now widely noted.
  • Same-sex siblings particularly and the members of the sibling set are considered to be ‘as one’, but there is a hierarchical encompassment in this unity based on birth order.
  • At the confluence of agrarian and suburban landscapes, the building's encompassment of so many forces and imagery without is a productive strategy.

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