enfold

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