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Synonyms of 'envelop'

(verb) 
Definition
to cover, surround, or enclose
the thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
Synonyms
enclose
The land was enclosed by an eight-foot wire fence.
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cover
the black patch which covered his left eye
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hide
The compound was hidden by trees and shrubs.
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surround
The church was surrounded by a rusted wrought-iron fence.
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wrap around
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embrace
a theory that would embrace the whole field of human endeavour
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blanket
More than a foot of snow blanketed parts of Michigan.
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conceal
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
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obscure
The building is almost completely obscured by a huge banner.
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veil
Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
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encompass
Egypt is encompassed by the Mediterranean, Sudan, the Red Sea and Libya.
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engulf
The flat was engulfed in flames.
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cloak
He uses jargon to cloak his inefficiency.
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shroud
Mist shrouded the outline of the palace.
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swathe
She swathed herself in thin black fabrics.
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encircle
A forty-foot-high concrete wall encircles the jail.
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encase
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swaddle
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sheathe
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enfold
Wood was comfortably enfolded in a woolly dressing-gown.
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enwrap

Additional synonyms

in the sense of blanket
Definition
to cover as if with a blanket
More than a foot of snow blanketed parts of Michigan.
in the sense of cloak
Definition
to hide or disguise
He uses jargon to cloak his inefficiency.
in the sense of conceal
Definition
to cover and hide
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.

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