Encompass vs Exclude - What's the difference?

encompass | exclude |


As verbs the difference between encompass and exclude

is that encompass is to form a circle around; to encircle while exclude is to bar (someone) from entering; to keep out.

encompass

English

Verb

(es)
  • To form a circle around; to encircle.
  • To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  • To include completely; to describe fully or comprehensively.
  • This book on English grammar encompasses all irregular verbs.
  • To go around, especially, to circumnavigate.
  • Drake encompassed the globe.

    Synonyms

    * comprehend * embrace * include

    References

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    exclude

    English

    Verb

    (exclud)
  • To bar (someone) from entering; to keep out.
  • To expel; to put out.
  • to exclude young animals from the womb or from eggs
  • (legal, of evidence) To refuse to accept as valid.
  • (medicine) To eliminate from diagnostic consideration.
  • Antonyms

    * include