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Synonyms for encompassing

Verb

1. embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover, include
usage: include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"

Adjective

1. across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(prenominal), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide, comprehensive (vs. noncomprehensive)
usage: broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"
2. encompassing(prenominal), surrounding(prenominal), circumferent, close (vs. distant)
usage: closely encircling; "encompassing mountain ranges"; "the surrounding countryside"
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