Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) summarize the most important facts or ideas of something
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encapsulates the main aims of the project, encapsulates our core values
To 'encapsulate' something means to express its main idea, theme, or quality in a brief and clear way. It is essentially a quick summary that captures the essence of something. A good way to remember how to use this word is to think of having to fit something into a capsule. To make it fit you would have to condense it down to its most important parts. 'Encapsulate' can be used in a social or professional context, but because the word is quite formal it is more likely to be heard in a business environment rather than in everyday conversation. Phrases with a similar meaning include 'to sum up,' and 'boil(s) down to.'
Social Examples (Advance)
The main, recurring theme of the novel was perfectly encapsulated in the final sentence. It really rounded the book off nicely.
If I was trying to encapsulate the style of the film, I would say it is a modern-day, comedic film noir.
Professional Examples (Advance)
I believe that our recent move to reduce plastic waste from our product packaging encapsulates our company's core values and is something we should look to incorporate into future advertising campaigns.
A strong commitment to moving towards more sustainable forms of energy would be the best way of encapsulating the main aims of the project. With proper investment, I believe that a solution is within our grasp.
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