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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 en·com·pass /ɪnˈkʌmpəs, ɛn ||ˈkɑm-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·com·pass v. t. [imp. & p. p. Encompassed p. pr. & vb. n. Encompassing.] To circumscribe or go round so as to surround closely; to encircle; to inclose; to environ; as, a ring encompasses the finger; an army encompasses a city; a voyage encompassing the world.
    A question may be encompassed with difficulty.   --C. J. Smith.
    The love of all thy sons encompass thee.   --Tennyson.
 Syn: -- To encircle; inclose; surround; include; environ; invest; hem in; shut up.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : include in scope; include as part of something broader; have
          as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a
          wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this
          should cover everyone in the group" [syn: embrace, comprehend,