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Antonyms for surround
səˈraʊnd

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  1. environment, environs, surroundings, surroundverb

    the area in which something exists or lives

    "the country--the flat agricultural surround"

    Synonyms:
    milieu, purlieu, environment, surroundings, environs

  2. surround, environ, ring, skirt, borderverb

    extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

    "The forest surrounds my property"

    Synonyms:
    adjoin, elude, circumvent, evade, band, butt against, frame, butt, butt on, echo, sidestep, phone, peal, abut, environ, besiege, edge, wall, call up, parry, fence in, duck, call, knell, fence, hedge, border, resound, put off, reverberate, smother, bound, beleaguer, hem in, frame in, march, ring, fudge, palisade, telephone, dodge, skirt

  3. smother, surroundverb

    envelop completely

    "smother the meat in gravy"

    Synonyms:
    fence, muffle, palisade, stifle, asphyxiate, skirt, circumvent, wall, repress, border, put out, fence in, besiege, suffocate, smother, ring, strangle, beleaguer, hem in, environ

  4. besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumventverb

    surround so as to force to give up

    "The Turks besieged Vienna"

    Synonyms:
    fence, fudge, outfox, palisade, dodge, tease, overreach, sidestep, hedge, put off, skirt, circumvent, badger, wall, parry, border, bug, fence in, besiege, beat, smother, outwit, elude, ring, outsmart, evade, beleaguer, duck, hem in, pester, environ

  5. wall, palisade, fence, fence in, surroundverb

    surround with a wall in order to fortify

    Synonyms:
    fence, palisade, fence in, skirt, circumvent, wall, ring, border, debate, argue, besiege, smother, contend, beleaguer, hem in, environ

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. surroundverb

    Synonyms:
    enclose, encircle, encompass, environ, hem in, corral, invest, intrench

Editors Contribution

  1. epicenter

    Submitted by rinat on September 23, 2019  

How to use surround in a sentence?

  1. Boris Johnson:

    We will continue to tighten the squeeze on some of the oligarchs who surround Putin.

  2. John Alexiou:

    You’re not going to buy your way into working with an innovator and influencer like Tim, to do that, entrepreneurs have to surround themselves with the right people, persevere and follow their hearts. Not to sound cliche, but that’s what it takes to get your idea through in the world.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    It is always sensibly sound to NEVER ever go around a person who advises or preaches the people to surround with someone who is better than them on any personality front because it has been universally & historically found that everyone gets the character, good or bad, of the friends or supporters only of his own nature or worth on earth.

  4. M. C. Escher:

    By keenly confronting the enigmas that surround us, and by considering and analysing the observations that I have made, I ended up in the domain of mathematics, Although I am absolutely without training in the exact sciences, I often seem to have more in common with mathematicians than with my fellow artists.

  5. Vander Plaats:

    To be clear, the meeting is not a fundraiser nor a political rally. It is NOT an endorsement of Donald Trump, nor do I plan to leave the meeting with an endorsement announcement, we'll talk with Mr. Trump about the people he intends to surround himself with, his criteria for Supreme Court nominations, his convictions on life, marriage, religious liberty, and more.

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