- 1to express the most important parts of something in a few words, a small space, or a single object synonym sum up
- 2 The poem encapsulates many of the central themes of her writing.
NAmE//ɪnˈkæpsəˌleɪt//encapsulate something (in something)(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they encapsulate
he / she / it encapsulates
past simple encapsulated
-ing form encapsulating
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NAmE//ɪnˌkæpsəˈleɪʃn//noun [uncountable, countable]