V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to cover, enclose, or surround something completely

Synonyms: enfold, enclose, enshroud, enwrap, shroud, veil,

Antonyms: expose, unwrap, unveil

Tips: Note how envelop sounds like the noun envelope (spelled with an e). As an envelope is used to cover and seal a letter, the verb envelop means "to cover, enshroud, or enwrap" someone or something.

Usage Examples:

The mountain was enveloped in fog. (covered, enwrapped)

They had to envelop the house with a tarp in order to fumigate the house. (enwrap, cover)

The proposals were enveloped in an official paper sleeve. (enclosed, enwrapped)

He enveloped me in his arms and held me lovingly as I cried. (enfolded, wrapped)

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