include, comprehend a plan that encompasses a number of aims
to form a circle about: enclose
bring about, accomplish encompass a task
I encountered this word on the “Here, poverty and privilege are neighbors: income gaps are a source of resentment and guilt” reading, paragraph 9.
in the reading it says”, where one tract encompasses everything from new luxury apartment houses and full floor condominium lofts to small, decaying apartment buildings.”
I now understand what the word means by reading the definition and the sentence it was found in. it means everything is now coming into one. like there could be different last names in one family.