Advanced and Proficiency Vocabulary for Exams(e.g.GRE, Banks, Civil Services, SAT / LSAT). For IELTS/TOEFL, and everyday spoken vocabulary, go to our Spoken Vocabulary Database.
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.
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The report needs to be comprehensive. Therefore, it must encompass all the potential social, economic, and political ramifications of the proposal.
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.
It was a very informative convention, encompassing discussions about emerging technologies and markets with great potential for growth.