(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. surround, encircle; contain. See inclusion, environment.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To surround]
Syn. encircle, compass, gird, envelop; see surround 1 , 2 .
2. [To include]
Syn. embrace, comprise, incorporate, contain; see comprise , include 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. surround circle, encircle, circumscribe, ring, envelop.
2. include contain, comprehend, embody, comprise, take in, cover, embrace.
ANT.: 2. exclude, omit.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To encircle with or as if with a band: band1, begird, belt, cincture, compass, engirdle, gird, girdle, girt, ring1. Archaic: engird. See EDGE. 2. To shut in on all sides: begird, beset, circle, compass, encircle, environ, gird, girdle, hedge, hem, ring1, surround. See OPEN. 3. To have as a part: comprehend, comprise, contain, embody, embrace, have, include, involve, subsume, take in. See INCLUDE.

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