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