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Synonyms for surround
səˈraʊnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. environment, environs, surroundings, surround(verb)

    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, border(verb)

    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, surround(verb)

    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, circumvent(verb)

    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, surround(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. surround(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    encircle, environ, encompass, enclose

  2. surround(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Mil.) invest, besiege, lay siege to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. surround(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "surround":

    shroud, besiege, immersive, encircle, housing, enshroud, enclose, takes

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How to use surround in a sentence?

  1. Igor Stravinsky:

    My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self of the chains that shackle the spirit.

  2. Phil Robertson:

    It's ridiculous to say there is any sort of serious national investigation into these crimes. It's laughable, we have total impunity that continues to surround those who are involved in this.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    If you inhabit a positive mindset. You will surround yourself with positive encounters that build an empire of possibilities. Thus, desist from negative thoughts. For, a negative mindset is bound to utter negative words. And that must at the long run yield a negative outcome. So, inspite of your current hardships or challenges dare to think positively. Because, it pays incredibly. -Emeasoba George

  4. Gary Nordlinger:

    Obama is deep, deep down an intellectual, he is a product of the Ivy Leagues and it makes perfectly reasonable sense why he chooses to surround himself with these type of people.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The same acquaintances who ignore or give even trouble to a person at the time of his struggle are often the first to surround and sound a bugle for him on his stupendous success. This is the level of double standard of the people.

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