encapsulate encapsulate  /ɛn ˈkæp sə ˌleɪt/


  1. (v) enclose in a capsule or other small container
  2. (v) put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume



  1. In this she seems to encapsulate the recent history of French cinema.
  2. If a single image could encapsulate Hong Kong, it would be the panorama from Victoria Peak.
  3. In about 16 square inches, that journalistic institution still manages to encapsulate crises, expose pretensions and eviscerate swollen egosall with a few well-drawn strokes.


  • Jeu de Paume presents first retrospective exhibition of the artist Ahlam Shibli

    Ahlam Shibli, Sans titre (Death n° 33), Palestine, 2011-2012. PARIS .- The Jeu de Paume presents the first retrospective exhibition of the artist Ahlam Shibli (Palestine, 1970). Phantom Home brings together six photographic series that encapsulate Shibli’s investigation into different ways of understanding the word “home”.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Art Daily


  1. "If I could encapsulate what I have to say here tonight in a single sentence it is this: while the short term is full of challenges, the long term is full of promise," Mr Swan said. "Our challenge will be to continue to stimulate the economy...
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Wayne Swan Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. Corbett added: "This is a truly monumental task for me, to encapsulate, in a few minutes, 40 years of working harmoniously with this dearest of men. Forty years without an argument. Forty years of unmitigated pleasure, thrills and laughs."
    on Mar 3, 2006 By: Ronnie Corbett Source: Independent

  3. "Pretty, pretty pictures are at odds with sometimes wearisome words in 'The Story of India', an ambitious attempt to encapsulate 5,000 years of what is now 'the world's largest democracy' into a mere six hours of television. The articulate...
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: Tom Shales Source: Hindu

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tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /