encompass: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (en-kum'pus), [key]
- to form a circle about; encircle; surround: He built a moat to encompass the castle.
- to enclose; envelop: The folds of a great cloak encompassed her person.
- to include comprehensively: a work that encompasses the entire range of the world's religious beliefs.
- to outwit.
- encompass (Thesaurus)