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In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions.
Julian Assange

Meaning of "encrypt" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ENCRYPT

From en-1 + crypt, as in crypto-.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ENCRYPT

encrypt  [ɪnˈkrɪpt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENCRYPT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Encrypt is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb encrypt in English.

WHAT DOES ENCRYPT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Encryption

In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding messages or information in such a way that only authorized parties can read it. Encryption does not of itself prevent interception, but denies the message content to the interceptor.:374 In an encryption scheme, the message or information, referred to as plaintext, is encrypted using an encryption algorithm, generating ciphertext that can only be read if decrypted. For technical reasons, an encryption scheme usually uses a pseudo-random encryption key generated by an algorithm. It is in principle possible to decrypt the message without possessing the key, but, for a well-designed encryption scheme, large computational resources and skill are required. An authorised recipient can easily decrypt the message with the key, provided by the originator to recipients but not to unauthorised interceptors.

Definition of encrypt in the English dictionary

The first definition of encrypt in the dictionary is to put into code. Other definition of encrypt is to put into a coded form. Encrypt is also to distort so that it cannot be understood without the appropriate decryption equipment.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ENCRYPT

PRESENT

Present
I encrypt
you encrypt
he/she/it encrypts
we encrypt
you encrypt
they encrypt
Present continuous
I am encrypting
you are encrypting
he/she/it is encrypting
we are encrypting
you are encrypting
they are encrypting
Present perfect
I have encrypted
you have encrypted
he/she/it has encrypted
we have encrypted
you have encrypted
they have encrypted
Present perfect continuous
I have been encrypting
you have been encrypting
he/she/it has been encrypting
we have been encrypting
you have been encrypting
they have been encrypting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I encrypted
you encrypted
he/she/it encrypted
we encrypted
you encrypted
they encrypted
Past continuous
I was encrypting
you were encrypting
he/she/it was encrypting
we were encrypting
you were encrypting
they were encrypting
Past perfect
I had encrypted
you had encrypted
he/she/it had encrypted
we had encrypted
you had encrypted
they had encrypted
Past perfect continuous
I had been encrypting
you had been encrypting
he/she/it had been encrypting
we had been encrypting
you had been encrypting
they had been encrypting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will encrypt
you will encrypt
he/she/it will encrypt
we will encrypt
you will encrypt
they will encrypt
Future continuous
I will be encrypting
you will be encrypting
he/she/it will be encrypting
we will be encrypting
you will be encrypting
they will be encrypting
Future perfect
I will have encrypted
you will have encrypted
he/she/it will have encrypted
we will have encrypted
you will have encrypted
they will have encrypted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been encrypting
you will have been encrypting
he/she/it will have been encrypting
we will have been encrypting
you will have been encrypting
they will have been encrypting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would encrypt
you would encrypt
he/she/it would encrypt
we would encrypt
you would encrypt
they would encrypt
Conditional continuous
I would be encrypting
you would be encrypting
he/she/it would be encrypting
we would be encrypting
you would be encrypting
they would be encrypting
Conditional perfect
I would have encrypt
you would have encrypt
he/she/it would have encrypt
we would have encrypt
you would have encrypt
they would have encrypt
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been encrypting
you would have been encrypting
he/she/it would have been encrypting
we would have been encrypting
you would have been encrypting
they would have been encrypting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you encrypt
we let´s encrypt
you encrypt
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to encrypt
Past participle
encrypted
Present Participle
encrypting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENCRYPT


adscript
ˈædˌskrɪpt
conscript
ˈkɒnskrɪpt
coscript
kəʊˈskrɪpt
crypt
krɪpt
decrypt
diːˈkrɪpt
gripped
ɡrɪpt
JavaScript
ˈdʒɑːvəˌskrɪpt
manuscript
ˈmænjʊˌskrɪpt
nondescript
ˈnɒndɪˌskrɪpt
postscript
ˈpəʊsˌskrɪpt
prescript
ˈpriːskrɪpt
proscript
ˈprəʊˌskrɪpt
rescript
ˈriːˌskrɪpt
ripped
rɪpt
script
skrɪpt
subscript
ˈsʌbskrɪpt
superscript
ˈsuːpəˌskrɪpt
tapescript
ˈteɪpˌskrɪpt
transcript
ˈtrænskrɪpt
typescript
ˈtaɪpˌskrɪpt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENCRYPT

encradle
encraty
encrimson
encrinal
encrinic
encrinital
encrinite
encrinitic
encroach
encroacher
encroachment
encrust
encrustation
encrusted
encrustment
encrypted
encryption
enculturate
enculturation
enculturative

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENCRYPT

accept
adapt
adopt
apt
Arab Republic of Egypt
attempt
concept
corrupt
dept
Egypt
eucalypt
except
kept
Lower Egypt
opt
prompt
pt
receipt
sept
Upper Egypt

Synonyms and antonyms of encrypt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «encrypt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENCRYPT

Find out the translation of encrypt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of encrypt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «encrypt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

加密
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cifrar
570 millions of speakers

English

encrypt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एन्क्रिप्ट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تشفير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шифровать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

criptografar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এনক্রিপ্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crypter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyulitkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verschlüsseln
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

暗号化する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

암호화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Encrypt
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mã hóa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

என்க்ரிப்ட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एनक्रिप्ट करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şifrelemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

encrypt
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Szyfrowanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шифрувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cripta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κρυπτογράφηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Enkripteer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kryptera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kryptere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of encrypt

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENCRYPT»

The term «encrypt» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.653 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENCRYPT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about encrypt

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «ENCRYPT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word encrypt.
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Julian Assange
In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions.
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Julie Klausner
The kind of true-life writing that is fun to read - that makes an ally of the reader - is the kind that you are so nervous about putting down on paper that you lock the Word file with a secret password and encrypt it - and all of it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENCRYPT»

Discover the use of encrypt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to encrypt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Information Security: Federal Agency Efforts to Encrypt ...
Many fed. operations are supported by automated systems that may contain sensitive info. (SI) such as national security info. that, if lost or stolen, could be disclosed for improper purposes.
Gregory C. Wilshusen, 2008
2
Mac OS X for Unix Geeks (Leopard)
If you use AppleVNCServer on a remote Mac running Leopard, and Screen Sharing on a local Mac also running Leopard, you can select to encrypt all data in the Screen Sharing VNC viewer by selecting Preferences→Encrypt all Network  ...
Ernest E. Rothman, Brian Jepson, Rich Rosen, 2008
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HOWTO Secure and Audit Oracle 10g and 11g
As an example, it will let you encrypt an index column but only if it is without salt: SQL> alter table emp modify empno encrypt salt; alter table emp modify empno encrypt salt * ERROR at line 1: ORA–28338: cannot encrypt indexed column(s) ...
Ron Ben-Natan, 2009
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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services
Encrypt Sensitive Data with Password (EncryptSensitiveWithPassword)—This option tells SSIS to encrypt only those properties that are marked as sensitive. This option is useful if you're interested in protecting only the sensitive data in the  ...
Kirk Haselden, 2006
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The Internet of Things: From RFID to the Next-Generation ...
The signal mode defines whether the module operates in the MAC, MAC-then- encrypt, encrypt-then-MAC, or CCM mode and sets the module to encrypt or decrypt. The pad_len signal is used for informing the number of padding bytes in the ...
Lu Yan, Yan Zhang, Laurence T. Yang, 2008
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Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Unleashed
When using secret-key encryption, the same key that is used to encrypt the data is used to decrypt the data. This type of encryption is the fastest form of encryption , and is extremely efficient at encrypting large streams of data such as files, ...
Kevin Scott Hoffman, 2006
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Microsoft Windows Vista On Demand
Encrypting Files > for Safety Microsoft Certified W|NV_4_2_5 Application Specialist Encrypt or Decrypt a File or Folder a Right-clickthefile orfolderyou want to encrypt, and then click Properties. 0 Clickthe Generaltab. Q Click Advanced. 0 Select ...
Steve Johnson, Perspection Inc., 2008
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Big Book of Windows Hacks
Instead, you can use Windows' Encrypting File System (EFS), which lets you easily encrypt individual files or groups of files. The Encrypting File System isn't available on the Windows XP Home edition or either version of the Windows Vista ...
Preston Gralla, 2007
9
Windows XP Hacks
As a general rule, you should encrypt the folder as well as the file, because if you encrypt only the file, you may accidentally decrypt it without realizing it. Some applications save copies of your files and delete the original; in those instances, ...
Preston Gralla, 2003
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Ubuntu Hacks: Tips & Tools for Exploring, Using, and Tuning ...
Encrypt. Your. Email. and. Important. Files. Hack #71 It's good to be paranoid, and the best way to protect your thoughts and data is with powerful encryption. Encryption is a vital tool with which all Ubuntu users should familiarize themselves.
Jonathan Oxer, Kyle Rankin, Bill Childers, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENCRYPT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term encrypt is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Help, I've been hacked – have I lost all my files?
Unfortunately, advanced ransomware not only encrypts files on your PC, it also encrypt files on external hard drives. If you're backing up your ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Spying on the Internet is Orders of Magnitude More Invasive Than …
... or by using email servers that automatically encrypt with each other. In the absence of such encryption, XKEYSCORE will process the email, ... «The Intercept - First Look Media, Jul 15»
3
OpenSSL fixes severe flaw that could enable man-in-the-middle …
There are desktop and mobile applications that use OpenSSL to encrypt their Internet traffic, as well as servers and Internet-of-Things devices ... «PCWorld, Jul 15»
4
The FBI Is Afraid of Your Encryption
They argued that companies' decision to encrypt communications without building in access—such as with Apple and Google's latest move to ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
5
Mr. Robot Is the Best Hacking Show Yet—But It's Not Perfect
... although the guy used the Tor network to anonymize his online activity and encrypt his traffic, the exit nodes in Tor bleed plaintext unless the ... «Wired, Jul 15»
6
Tips and Tricks on How to Safeguard Android Devices From Getting …
The Android security screen also includes an option to encrypt the device. Enabling this option will help protect sensitive information stored in ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jul 15»
7
Seven Industry Players Offer Their Take On Tokens
It's not a new concept, since tokens have been used to encrypt cardholder information post-authorization for many years. But it's one that has ... «PYMNTS.com, Jul 15»
8
Security Researchers Hack 3 UK Politicians to Spread Awareness …
"Our Freedome VPN will encrypt all data travelling from the device to the network, meaning that the hacker will steal nothing of use. Simply ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jul 15»
9
Four ways to stay safe while travelling
... somewhere, like the hotel safe. Alternatively, you could scan copies of your passport and cards, encrypt the copies and save them online. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
10
Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balances Between …
For example, many communications services now encrypt certain communications by default, with the key necessary to decrypt the ... «Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Encrypt [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/encrypt>. Sep 2019 ».
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