To enfold is to wrap, envelop, or surround. You might enfold a baby in a blanket, or enfold a puppy in your arms.

When you enfold something, you either wrap it in a cloth or covering, or you mimic this action literally — with your arms — or figuratively. You could say, for example, that as you walk home at sunset, the night begins to enfold your neighborhood. Or you can say that you love when your grandma enfolds you in a hug. The verb enfold combines the prefix en-, "make or put in" with fold.

Definitions of enfold

v enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

enclose, envelop, enwrap, wrap
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envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness
place or enclose in a tube
capsulate, capsule, capsulise, capsulize
enclose in a capsule
flow over or cover completely
enclose with a sheath
wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection
suffuse with or as if with light
cover, enshroud, hide, shroud
cover as if with a shroud
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provide with a covering or cause to be covered

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