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Synonyms for encounter
ɛnˈkaʊn təren·counter

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Wiktionary

  1. encounternoun

    Synonyms:
    skirmish, clash, confrontation, brush

  2. encounternoun

    To meet (someone) or find (something) unexpectedly.

    Their encounter was a matter of chance

    Synonyms:
    clash, confrontation, skirmish, brush

  3. encounternoun

    To confront (someone or something), notably face to face.

    Synonyms:
    clash, skirmish, confrontation, brush

  4. encounternoun

    To engage in conflict, as with an enemy.

    Synonyms:
    confrontation, brush, clash, skirmish

  5. encounternoun

    A match between two opposing sides

    Synonyms:
    brush, skirmish, confrontation, clash

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. encounterverb

    To attack is to begin hostilities of any kind. A general invades a country by marching in troops; he attacks a city by drawing up an army against it; he assaults it by hurling his troops directly upon its defenses. Assail and assault, tho of the same original etymology, have diverged in meaning, so that assault alone retains the meaning of direct personal violence. One may assail another with reproaches; he assaults him with a blow, a brandished weapon, etc. Armies or squadrons charge; combat and encounter may be said of individual contests. To beset is to set around, or, so to speak, to stud one's path, with menaces, attacks, or persuasions. To besiege and beleaguer are the acts of armies. To encounter is to meet face to face, and may be said either of the attacking or of the resisting force or person, or of both.

    Synonyms:
    assail, assault, attack, attack, beleaguer, beset, besiege, charge, combat, fall upon, invade, set upon, storm

    Antonyms:
    aid, befriend, cover, defend, protect, resist, shelter, shield, support, sustain, uphold, withstand

    Preposition:
    We were attacked by the enemy with cannon and musketry.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. encounter

    Synonyms:
    meet, confront, face, withstand, attack, assault, combat, engagement

    Antonyms:
    elude, avoid, escape, miss, boo

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brush, clash, encounter, skirmishnoun

    a minor short-term fight

    Synonyms:
    brushing, face-off, clangor, brush, coming upon, clang, clash, brushwood, skirmish, clank, confrontation, clangour, copse, meeting, thicket, showdown, friction, crash, coppice, clangoring, light touch

  2. meeting, encounternoun

    a casual or unexpected convergence

    "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"

    Synonyms:
    group meeting, confluence, face-off, showdown, merging, get together, confrontation, coming together, brush, skirmish, coming upon, clash, meeting

  3. encounter, coming uponnoun

    a casual meeting with a person or thing

    Synonyms:
    confrontation, meeting, face-off, showdown, brush, skirmish, clash, coming upon

  4. confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-offverb

    a hostile disagreement face-to-face

    Synonyms:
    showdown, meeting, face-off, confrontation, brush, skirmish, opposition, clash, coming upon

  5. meet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, seeverb

    come together

    "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"

    Synonyms:
    ensure, project, hit, interpret, examine, look, experience, get word, visualise, take on, come upon, fit, assure, image, fancy, run across, go steady, fulfill, learn, fill, receive, run into, discover, light upon, escort, fall upon, contact, pick up, cope with, visit, collide with, reckon, consider, happen, suffer, come across, regard, get a line, get wind, chance on, figure, take care, match, converge, gather, control, ascertain, come over, attend, date, realize, check, meet, go out, witness, attain, strike, chance, catch, forgather, construe, find out, foregather, see, jar against, satisfy, visualize, picture, fulfil, bump into, find, conform to, knock against, go through, take in, view, chance upon, assemble, see to it, butt against, insure, bump, hear, impinge on, envision, happen upon, determine, play, watch, resonate, touch, understand, get together, realise, adjoin

  6. find, happen, chance, bump, encounterverb

    come upon, as if by accident; meet with

    "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, recover, kick downstairs, find oneself, befall, take chances, get, get hold, run across, gamble, demote, fall out, find, pass off, retrieve, hazard, knock, rule, notice, meet, chance, determine, see, find out, come about, come up, play, take a chance, materialize, happen, go on, receive, feel, occur, risk, pass, incur, take place, come across, bechance, observe, run into, adventure, witness, dislodge, run a risk, ascertain, relegate, bump, take on, hap, break, regain, obtain, materialise, discover

  7. run into, encounterverb

    be beset by

    "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties"

    Synonyms:
    happen, jar against, chance, bump, play, strike, take on, run into, come across, meet, knock against, impinge on, receive, collide with, hit, butt against, find, bump into, run across, see

  8. meet, encounter, receiveverb

    experience as a reaction

    "My proposal met with much opposition"

    Synonyms:
    conform to, touch, take in, experience, invite, get, gather, fulfil, fulfill, adjoin, find, match, suffer, have, meet, chance, converge, fit, satisfy, receive, forgather, get together, happen, run into, cope with, fill, play, run across, incur, come across, pick up, assemble, contact, bump, take on, foregather, obtain, see, welcome

  9. meet, encounter, play, take onverb

    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

    "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"

    Synonyms:
    conform to, touch, playact, fiddle, bet, spiel, act, take, foregather, gather, fulfill, dally, run, adjoin, find, match, flirt, suffer, acquire, fulfil, diddle, meet, chance, converge, fit, satisfy, receive, act as, toy, assume, forgather, work, get together, make for, happen, run into, cope with, fill, play, represent, run across, take over, come across, bring, recreate, roleplay, tackle, trifle, undertake, assemble, contact, bump, take on, accept, admit, wreak, see, adopt, wager

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Editors Contribution

  1. empiricism

    at the meeting last tuesday, we heard in details from the manager the strategy for an increase in salaries.

    i'm in no doubt whatever, my allergies indeed subsided after washing my inner nostrils with my urine.

    Submitted by greenwriter60 on March 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. encounternoun

    Synonyms:
    meeting, rencounter, clash, collision

  2. encounternoun

    Synonyms:
    attack, onset, assault

  3. encounternoun

    Synonyms:
    conflict, combat, fight, contest, battle, engagement, action, skirmish, brush, affair

  4. encounterverb

    Synonyms:
    meet (suddenly), meet face to face

  5. encounterverb

    Synonyms:
    confront, face

  6. encounterverb

    Synonyms:
    meet with, fall upon, come upon

  7. encounterverb

    Synonyms:
    attack, engage with, contend against, join battle with, cope with, compete with, struggle with, strive with, fight with

  8. encounterverb

    Synonyms:
    clash, skirmish, rencounter, fight, come into collision

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. encounternoun

    Synonyms:
    meeting, collision, rencounter, battle, contest, conflict, onslaught, attack

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "encounter":

    face, meet, confrontation, meeting, encountered, encuentro, rencontre

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How to use encounter in a sentence?

  1. Laura Hawks:

    Experiencing rape at first sexual encounter is an extreme loss of autonomy over ones sexuality.

  2. Constable Dennis Gaas:

    I have seen the video and can only say that this is unacceptable and unprofessional conduct by these officers, officers are given the choice of giving a warning or issuing a citation for any violation they encounter during this event. Playing a game to see if a citation or warning is given does not fall under professional conduct. All officers were instructed during orientation to present a professional appearance and attitude.

  3. Robin Smith:

    Failing to take care of ourselves actually compromises and hinders our effective caretaking of others, our nervous systems encounter more wear and tear. We get stressed out more easily.

  4. Jason Owens:

    Just by virtue of the fact that we literally encounter people from dozens of countries every year, it doesnt make sense to think that racial profiling would ever pay off for us because we would be missing out on a vast majority the criminal element.

  5. Dan Maloney:

    They don't want to encounter you if they don't have to -- they would rather save their venom for something they’re going to eat rather than having to fight someone off, give them as much space as you can.


Translations for encounter

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  • لاقى, صادفArabic
  • сустрэчаBelarusian
  • схватка, случайна среща, излизам насреща на, стълкновение, сблъсквам се, среща, [[срещам]] [[случайно]]Bulgarian
  • narazit, setkání, potkat, objevitCzech
  • Begegnung, treffen, begegnenGerman
  • συνάντησηGreek
  • renkontoEsperanto
  • encuentroSpanish
  • برخوردPersian
  • kohtaaminen, kohdata, yhteenotto, ottaa yhteenFinnish
  • rencontre, rencontrerFrench
  • coinneachadhScottish Gaelic
  • összetűzésbe keveredik, találkozás, összetalálkozik, összecsapás, belebotlikHungarian
  • pertemuanIndonesian
  • 遭う, 遭遇, 出会う, 出会いJapanese
  • nanciscorLatin
  • средбаMacedonian
  • treffen, ontmoeten, confronteren, botsing, confrontatieDutch
  • spotkaniePolish
  • encontrar, confronto, [[encontro]] [[inesperado]], [[deparar-se]] [[com]], confrontarPortuguese
  • întâlniRomanian
  • бой, столкнуться, встретиться, стычка, [[случайный, наталкиваться, [[иметь]] [[столкновение]], сталкиваться, столкновение, встреча, встретить, схваткаRussian
  • susret, сусретSerbo-Croatian
  • stretnutieSlovak
  • srečanjeSlovene
  • anträffa, möta, stöta påSwedish
  • พบThai
  • зустрічUkrainian
  • 遭遇Chinese

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