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encompass

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkʌmpəs/

Translation of encompass in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (include) [formal] abarcar*, englobar
    Example sentences
    • Surrounding me, encompassing my being as a whole, was a whirlwind of earth and wind, fire and water, increasing in intensity and speed.
    • A cacophony of pounding engines, honking of horns, screeching of brakes and Spanish profanity encompasses me, surround-sound style.
    • They had chosen to walk within the forest encompassing much of the land beyond the Estate.
    Example sentences
    • In principle, then, cultural studies includes and encompasses literary studies, examining literature as a particular cultural practice.
    • The questionnaire was produced especially for this study, and it encompassed aspects and problems of nursing documentation revealed by the literature review.
    • This policy must encompass all aspects of waste management, including waste minimisation, recycling, re-usage and waste disposal.
    Example sentences
    • But, foolish though I undoubtedly am, I encompass only my own destruction.
    1.2 (surround) [literary/literario] rodear, circundar

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