What is the antonym of “encapsulate”?
The antonyms of encapsulate are expand, enlarge, and open up. These words convey the opposite meaning of encapsulate, which is to limit or confine something within a small space.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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To make something larger in size, volume, or quantity.
The company plans to expand its operations to other countries.
To make something bigger or wider in size or scope.
She decided to enlarge the picture so that everyone could see it clearly.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Expand implies making something larger in size, volume, or quantity.
- 2Enlarge suggests making something bigger or wider in size or scope.
- 3Open up means making something accessible or available, or revealing one's thoughts or feelings.
Good things to know
- 1Business: Use expand to describe business growth or market reach.
- 2Photography: Use enlarge to describe making a picture bigger or wider.
- 3Psychology: Use open up to describe revealing one's thoughts or feelings in therapy or counseling sessions.