ensconce

[ en-skons ]

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Part of Speech

verb

Origin + Etymology

Late 16th century; English

in the senses ‘fortify’ and ‘shelter within or behind a fortification’

Synonyms

  • situate
  • stash

Antonyms

  • depart
  • displace
  • leave
  • move
  • remove
  • reveal
  • uncover
  • unsettle

Definition

to settle securely or snugly; to cover or shelter; hide securely

Example

When the dog was nervous, he would ensconce himself in his owner's bed.

Usage Over Time

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