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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
overcome (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to get the better of - surmount overcome difficulties
2.
intransitive verb
- overwhelm to gain the superiority - win conquer
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
overcome (verb)
1.
to achieve a victory over
SYNONIMS:
best, conquer, defeat, dispatch, do down, get, get around, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), skunk, stop, subdue, surmount, take, trim, triumph (over), upend, win (against), worst
RELATED WORDS:
sweep; edge (out), nose out, pip []; annihilate, blow away, blow out, bomb, break, bury, clobber, cream, crush, drub, finish, flatten, overwhelm, rout, shellac, skin, slaughter, smoke [], snow under, thrash, trounce, upset, wallop, wax [], whip; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, subjugate, unseat, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fall, give up, go down, go under; collapse, fail, flop, flunk, fold, wash out
lose (to)
overcome (verb)
2.
to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress
SYNONIMS:
crush, devastate, floor, grind (down), oppress, overcome, overmaster, overpower, prostrate, snow under, swamp, whelm
RELATED WORDS:
deluge, drown, sink; confute, defeat, refute; break, demoralize, distress, disturb, rock, shatter, stagger, throw, unman, unnerve, upset
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