Synonyms for encounter
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Wiktionary1.7 / 3 votes
To meet (someone) or find (something) unexpectedly.
Their encounter was a matter of chance
To confront (someone or something), notably face to face.
To engage in conflict, as with an enemy.
A match between two opposing sides
English Synonyms and Antonyms3.7 / 3 votes
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.
We were attacked by the enemy with cannon and musketry.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
Princeton's WordNet2.6 / 5 votes
brush, clash, encounter, skirmishnoun
a minor short-term fight
brushing, face-off, clangor, brush, coming upon, clang, clash, brushwood, skirmish, clank, confrontation, clangour, copse, meeting, thicket, showdown, friction, crash, coppice, clangoring, light touch
a casual or unexpected convergence
"he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"
encounter, coming uponnoun
a casual meeting with a person or thing
confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-offverb
a hostile disagreement face-to-face
meet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, seeverb
"I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"
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
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"
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
run into, encounterverb
be beset by
"The project ran into numerous financial difficulties"
meet, encounter, receiveverb
experience as a reaction
"My proposal met with much opposition"
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
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"
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
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
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They just treated me like I was a criminal or something, just a simple encounter. A simple encounter. That’s why I tried to dodge it, so I could make it home, I don’t know.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage he won't encounter many rivals.
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Just a simple encounter. A simple encounter. That’s why I tried to dodge it, so I could make it home, I don’t know.
Translations for encounter
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- لاقى, صادفArabic
- схватка, случайна среща, излизам насреща на, стълкновение, сблъсквам се, среща, [[срещам]] [[случайно]]Bulgarian
- narazit, setkání, potkat, objevitCzech
- Begegnung, treffen, begegnenGerman
- kohtaaminen, kohdata, yhteenotto, ottaa yhteenFinnish
- rencontre, rencontrerFrench
- coinneachadhScottish Gaelic
- összetűzésbe keveredik, találkozás, összetalálkozik, összecsapás, belebotlikHungarian
- 遭う, 遭遇, 出会う, 出会いJapanese
- treffen, ontmoeten, confronteren, botsing, confrontatieDutch
- encontrar, confronto, [[encontro]] [[inesperado]], [[deparar-se]] [[com]], confrontarPortuguese
- бой, столкнуться, встретиться, стычка, [[случайный, наталкиваться, [[иметь]] [[столкновение]], сталкиваться, столкновение, встреча, встретить, схваткаRussian
- susret, сусретSerbo-Croatian
- anträffa, möta, stöta påSwedish
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