Synonyms of encircle
surroundDictionary • A forty-foot-high concrete wall encircles the jail.
surround • The church was surrounded by a rusted wrought-iron fence.
ring • The area is ringed by troops.
circle • This is the ring road that circles the city.
enclose • The land was enclosed by an eight-foot wire fence.
encompass • Egypt is encompassed by the Mediterranean, Sudan, the Red Sea and Libya.
compass • The Christians fled when they saw the city being compassed with armies.
envelop • the thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
girdle • The old town centre is girdled by a boulevard lined with trees.
enfold • Wood was comfortably enfolded in a woolly dressing-gown.
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circleIf something circles an object or a place, or circles around it, it forms a circle around it.
• This is the ring road that circles the city.
compassA compass is an instrument that you use for finding directions. It has a dial and a magnetic needle that always points to the north.
• The Christians fled when they saw the city being compassed with armies.
Thesaurus for encircle from the Collins English Thesaurus
to form a circle around; enclose within a circle; surround