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encompass - include

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To ‘encompass’ means to contain and is used in two main ways. Firstly, with regards to a place, the word means to completely cover or surround everything within it. Secondly, and perhaps more commonly, it is used to express something that includes a wide range of things, such as ideas, aims, subjects, etc. It is a formal word often encountered in written English.

Synonyms encircle,comprise
Antonyms dislodge,abolish,deprive

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  1. The report needs to be comprehensive. Therefore, it must encompass all the potential social, economic, and political ramifications of the proposal.

  2. That factory encompassed a large area of the town and was the biggest employer in the region. That’s why its closure is so devastating.

  3. It was a very informative convention, encompassing discussions about emerging technologies and markets with great potential for growth.

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