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en·com·pass  audio  (n-kmps) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
en·com·passed, en·com·pass·ing, en·com·pass·es
  1. To form a circle or ring around; surround. See Synonyms at surround.
  2. To enclose; envelop.
  3. To constitute or include: a survey that encompassed a wide range of participants.
  4. To accomplish; achieve.


OTHER FORMS:
en·compass·ment(Noun)


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