What is another word for encircle?

Pronunciation: [ɛnsˈɜːkə͡l] (IPA)

The word "encircle" generally refers to the act of surrounding or circling around someone or something. There are a variety of synonyms that can be used to describe this action, such as "surround," "encompass," "envelop," "gird," "circle," "girdle," "enclose," "hem in," "bound," "contain," "cover," "enfold," "wrap," "embrace," "bottle up," and "trap." Each of these words conveys a slightly different nuance or degree of intensity when describing the concept of encircling, but they all indicate an action of confinement or circumscribing. These words can be used interchangeably in different contexts to add variety and depth to one's written or spoken language.

Synonyms for Encircle:

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  • Forward Entailment

  • Independent

    • Verb, non-3rd person singular present
      enclose.
  • Other Related

    • Verb, non-3rd person singular present
      surround.

What are the hypernyms for Encircle?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for encircle (as verbs)

What are the hyponyms for Encircle?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for encircle?

Encircling is a word that denotes the act of surrounding or enclosing something or someone completely. The antonyms of the word 'Encircle' are words that convey the opposite meaning of the word. These include 'uncover', meaning to reveal or lay open, 'disperse', meaning to break up and scatter or dissipate, 'disperse', meaning to break up and scatter or dissipate, 'dispel', meaning to drive away or scatter something that is unwanted, and 'release', which means to free from confinement or restraint. Other antonyms could also be 'reveal', 'disentangle', 'untangle' and 'disentwine' among many others, depending on the context in which they are used.

What are the antonyms for Encircle?

Usage examples for Encircle

Collingwood drew his face away from hers although he still continued to encircle her with his arm.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
No sweet darling babe to hug to my heart's embrace-no child arms to encircle my neck and bestow on my cheek its hearty "good night" kiss.
"Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity"
Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
On the contrary, they encircle the populations on the mouths of the Cacheo, Rio Grande, and Nun-and truly barbarous populations these are.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies"
Robert Gordon Latham

Famous quotes with Encircle

  • The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  • I am running for President of the United States to enable the Goddess of Peace to encircle within her arms all the children of this country and all the children of the world.
    Dennis Kucinich
  • The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never encircle or hold down the idea of the people.
    Huey Newton
  • As freely as the firmament embraces the world, or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, so mercy must encircle both friend and foe.
    Friedrich Schiller
  • Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm.
    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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