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Synonyms for encircle
ɛnˈsɜr kəlen·cir·cle

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. encircle

    Synonyms:
    surround, environ, inti, hem, circumscribe, compass, embrace, gird, engird, hem in, beset, encompass

    Antonyms:
    disenclose, disencircle, disencompass

Princeton's WordNet

  1. encircle, circleverb

    form a circle around

    "encircle the errors"

    Synonyms:
    circulate, gird, circle

  2. gird, encircleverb

    bind with something round or circular

    Synonyms:
    build up, fortify, gird, girdle, circle, arm

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  1. enwheel

    come to us now, o gentle chrystchilde, and walke among us peoples of ye earth; enwheel us round about with thy protecting care; forefend all envious thoughts and evil deeds; toche thou our hearts with the glory of thy love, and quicken us to practices of peace, good-will, and charity meet for thy approval and acceptation. eugene field, a little book of profitable tales, 1894 https://www.wordnik.com/words/enwheel

    Submitted by rinat on October 2, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. encircleverb

    Synonyms:
    surround, encompass, environ, gird, engird, enclose

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. encircleverb

    Synonyms:
    environ, encompass, surround, gird, circumscribe, enfold

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "encircle":

    surround, enclose, circle

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How to use encircle in a sentence?

  1. Steve Warren:

    The fight for Fallujah is ongoing. Right now the Iraqi Security Forces are approaching Fallujah from three directions, essentially, they encircle the city, almost like a boa constrictor, and they will then squeeze in closer and closer into that city until eventually they are able to finally clear it, as we saw in Ramadi.

  2. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin:

    The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.

  3. Steve Warren:

    Essentially, they encircle the city, almost like a boa constrictor, and they will then squeeze in closer and closer into that city until eventually they are able to finally clear it, as we saw in Ramadi.

  4. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Let's block Iran's other aggression in the region, because they're doing everything. They're trying to encircle Israel with a noose of death, they're sending weapons to the Houthis. They're in Iraq. They're in Afghanistan. They're all over the place. In Yemen, of course. Let's bolster those forces to stand up to Iran's aggression in the region, and none is stronger, none is more reliable than Israel.

  5. Steve Warren:

    They encircle the city almost like a boa constrictor.


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