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Encounter vs. Undergo

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Encounterverb

(transitive) To meet (someone) or find (something), especially unexpectedly.

Undergoverb

To go or move under or beneath.

Encounterverb

(transitive) To confront (someone or something) face to face.

Undergoverb

(transitive) To experience; to pass through a phase.

‘The project is undergoing great changes.’;

Encounterverb

(ambitransitive) To engage in conflict, as with an enemy.

‘Three armies encountered at Waterloo.’;

Undergoverb

(transitive) To suffer or endure; bear with.

‘The victim underwent great trauma.’; ‘She had to undergo surgery because of her broken leg.’;

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Encounternoun

A meeting, especially one that is unplanned or unexpected.

‘Their encounter was a matter of chance.’;

Undergoverb

To go or move below or under.

Encounternoun

A hostile, often violent meeting; a confrontation, skirmish, or clash, as between combatants.

Undergoverb

To be subjected to; to bear up against; to pass through; to endure; to suffer; to sustain; as, to undergo toil and fatigue; to undergo pain, grief, or anxiety; to undergothe operation of amputation; food in the stomach undergoes the process of digestion.

‘Certain to undergo like doom.’;

Encounternoun

(sports) A match between two opposing sides.

Undergoverb

To be the bearer of; to possess.

‘Their virtues else, be they as pure as grace,As infinite as man may undergo.’;

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Encounterverb

To come against face to face; to meet; to confront, either by chance, suddenly, or deliberately; especially, to meet in opposition or with hostile intent; to engage in conflict with; to oppose; to struggle with; as, to encounter a friend in traveling; two armies encounter each other; to encounter obstacles or difficulties, to encounter strong evidence of a truth.

‘Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoics, encountered him.’; ‘I am most fortunate thus accidentally to encounter you.’;

Undergoverb

To undertake; to engage in; to hazard.

‘I have moved alreadySome certain of the noblest-minded RomansTo undergo with me an enterprise.’;

Encounterverb

To meet face to face; to have a meeting; to meet, esp. as enemies; to engage in combat; to fight; as, three armies encountered at Waterloo.

‘I will encounter with Andronicus.’; ‘Perception and judgment, employed in the investigation of all truth, have in the first place to encounter with particulars.’;

Undergoverb

To be subject or amenable to; to underlie.

‘Claudio undergoes my challenge.’;

Encounternoun

A meeting face to face; a running against; a sudden or incidental meeting; an interview.

‘To shun the encounter of the vulgar crowd.’;

Undergoverb

of mental or physical states or experiences;

‘get an idea’; ‘experience vertigo’; ‘get nauseous’; ‘undergo a strange sensation’; ‘The chemical undergoes a sudden change’; ‘The fluid undergoes shear’; ‘receive injuries’; ‘have a feeling’;

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Encounternoun

A meeting, with hostile purpose; hence, a combat; a battle; as, a bloody encounter.

‘As one for . . . fierce encounters fit’; ‘To join their dark encounter in mid-air’;

Undergoverb

go or live through;

‘We had many trials to go through’; ‘he saw action in Viet Nam’;

Encounternoun

a minor short-term fight

Undergoverb

accept or undergo, often unwillingly;

‘We took a pay cut’;

Encounternoun

a casual or unexpected convergence;

‘he still remembers their meeting in Paris’; ‘there was a brief encounter in the hallway’;

Encounternoun

a casual meeting with a person of thing

Encounternoun

a hostile disagreement face-to-face

Encounterverb

come together;

‘I'll probably see you at the meeting’; ‘How nice to see you again!’;

Encounterverb

come upon, as if by accident; meet with;

‘We find this idea in Plato’; ‘I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here’; ‘She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day’;

Encounterverb

be beset by;

‘The project ran into numerous financial difficulties’;

Encounterverb

experience as a reaction;

‘My proposal met with much opposition’;

Encounterverb

contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle;

‘Princeton plays Yale this weekend’; ‘Charlie likes to play Mary’;

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