To encapsulate something is to sum it up in shorter form — to summarize something.

When you see the word encapsulate, think about trying to put your comic book collection inside one tiny capsule — all of them wouldn’t fit, so you’d have to pick out just your favorites or the most valuable ones. Encapsulating means condensing something down into its most important parts, so you just get the gist of it. Cliff’s Notes encapsulate longer books. If you tell a friend about your summer vacation, you better encapsulate it or you’ll be there for hours.

Definitions of encapsulate
  1. verb

    enclose in a capsule or other small container

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    type of:

    close in, enclose, inclose, shut in

    surround completely

  2. verb

    put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume

    capsule, capsulise, capsulize
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    type of:

    concentrate, condense, digest

    make more concise

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