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English verb: encompass

1. encompass (stative) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory

SamplesThis group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds.
This should cover everyone in the group.

Synonymscomprehend, cover, embrace

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)include

Verb groupaddress, cover, deal, handle, plow, treat

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