encompass Definition

  • 1to include a large number or range of things
  • 2to surround or cover something completely

Using encompass: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "encompass" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The festival will encompass a variety of musical genres.

  • Example

    The report encompasses all aspects of the company's operations.

  • Example

    The park is encompassed by a high fence.

  • Example

    The new policy will encompass all employees.

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Idioms Using encompass

  • to include people from all different backgrounds and lifestyles


    The organization's programs aim to encompass all walks of life, providing support and resources for everyone.

  • to cover or include the entire world


    Their business has grown to encompass the globe, with offices in every continent.

  • to surround oneself with certain people or things


    She chose to encompass herself with positive and supportive friends.

Phrases with encompass

  • a deep and all-encompassing love that includes all aspects of a person


    Their love was all-encompassing, embracing each other's flaws and strengths.

  • encompassing vision

    a comprehensive and far-reaching vision that covers all aspects of a project or goal


    The CEO's encompassing vision for the company inspired the employees to work harder.

  • encompassing embrace

    a warm and complete embrace that surrounds and holds someone tightly


    She gave him an encompassing embrace, holding him close and comforting him.

Origins of encompass

from Old French 'encompasser', meaning 'to surround'


Summary: encompass in Brief

The verb 'encompass' [ɪnˈkʌmpəs] means to include a wide range of things or to surround something completely. It can be used in various contexts, such as music genres, company operations, or policies. Examples include 'The festival will encompass a variety of musical genres.' and 'The park is encompassed by a high fence.' 'Encompass' can also be used in phrases like 'encompassing love,' referring to a deep and all-encompassing love, and 'encompass all walks of life,' meaning to include people from all different backgrounds.