Synonyms of encounter in English:

encounter


See definition of encounter

verb

1‘I encountered a girl I used to know’

SYNONYMS

meet, meet by chance, run into, run across, come across, come upon, stumble across, stumble on, chance on, happen on

informal bump into

archaic run against

2‘the guides will help if you encounter any problems’

SYNONYMS

experience, come into contact with, run into, come across, come up against, face, be faced with, confront, be forced to contend with

3‘the soldiers encountered a large crowd of demonstrators’

SYNONYMS

confront, accost, oppose, meet head-on

clash with, come into conflict with, engage with, struggle with, contend with, fight, do battle with, skirmish with


noun

1‘I told them of my encounter with the priest’

SYNONYMS

meeting, chance meeting, brush, rendezvous

contact

2‘the monument is thought to commemorate a Viking encounter’

SYNONYMS

battle, fight, clash, conflict, confrontation, engagement, skirmish, brush

informal run-in, set-to, dust-up, scrap

British informal afters

archaic rencounter