What are some alternative words for overcome?

Synonyms for overcome
ˌoʊ vərˈkʌm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. get the better of, overcome, defeat(verb)

    win a victory over

    "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

    Synonyms:
    surmount, vote out, overwhelm, subdue, kill, get the best, whelm, overpower, shoot down, defeat, vote down, get the better of, sweep over, have the best, overtake, get over, master

  2. overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master(verb)

    get on top of; deal with successfully

    "He overcame his shyness"

    Synonyms:
    chasten, cut through, bounce back, get over, overwhelm, master, inhibit, conquer, quash, sweep over, whelm, surmount, scale, get the best, cut across, have the best, dominate, suppress, outmatch, exceed, outgo, outperform, defeat, outstrip, crucify, subjugate, get the hang, reduce, control, surpass, subdue, curb, stamp down, traverse, subordinate, tame, pass over, get well, mortify, outdo, cover, repress, cross, overtake, get across, keep down, track, overpower, get the better of

  3. overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake(verb)

    overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

    Synonyms:
    surmount, catch up with, submerge, deluge, overmaster, overwhelm, overhaul, drown, get the best, catch, overpower, whelm, defeat, pass, get the better of, master, flood out, sweep over, have the best, overtake, get over, subdue

  4. get the best, have the best, overcome(verb)

    overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome

    "Heart disease can get the best of us"

    Synonyms:
    sweep over, subdue, whelm, overwhelm, defeat, overpower, master, get over, get the better of, get the best, overtake, surmount, have the best

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overcome

    Strike is the word for a single blow; to beat is to strike repeatedly, as a bird beats the air with its wings. Others of the above words describe the manner of beating, as bastinado, to beat on the soles of the feet; belabor, to inflict a comprehensive and exhaustive beating; cudgel, to beat with a stick; thrash, as wheat was beaten out with the old hand-flail; to pound (akin to Latin pondus, a weight) is to beat with a heavy, and pommel with a blunt, instrument. To batter and to bruise refer to the results of beating; that is battered which is broken or defaced by repeated blows on the surface (compare synonyms for SHATTER); that is bruised which has suffered even one severe contusion. The metaphorical sense of beat, however, so far preponderates that one may be very badly bruised and battered, and yet not be said to be beaten, unless he has got the worst of the beating. To beat a combatant is to disable or dishearten him for further fighting. Hence beat becomes the synonym for every word which implies getting the advantage of another. Compare CONQUER.

    Almost all antonyms in this class are passive, and can be formed indefinitely from the conquering words by the use of the auxiliary be; as, be beaten, be defeated, be conquered, etc.

    Synonyms:
    bastinado, batter, beat, belabor, bruise, castigate, chastise, conquer, cudgel, defeat, flog, pommel, pound, scourge, smite, spank, strike, surpass, switch, thrash, vanquish, whip, worst

    Antonyms:
    fail, fall, get the worst of, go down, go under, surrender

    Preposition:
    Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overcome

    Synonyms:
    vanquish, get the better of, surmount

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. overcome(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    subdue, conquer, vanquish, subjugate, overthrow, overwhelm, overturn, overbear, overpower, overmaster, defeat, crush, beat, rout, discomfit, choke, get the better of, get the upper hand of

  2. overcome(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    surmount, rise above

  3. overcome(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    prevail, conquer, gain the victory

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. overcome(v)

    Synonyms:
    surmount, conquer, subdue, master, vanquish, overpower, subjugate

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How to use overcome in a sentence?

  1. Booker T. Washington:

    Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Indeed, pure and true love flow as such a powerful and unforgettable feeling thereupon one neither holds the capability to overcome nor spirit to eradicate; it happens only one time, in life, staying far away from filthy thoughts. Conversely, motivational, and false love collapse and disappear in both ways after success or failure.

  3. Christophe Mercier:

    It's been a challenge to overcome our own prejudices about insects, for most of the Westerners in the team, including me, it took some courage to break the psychological barrier.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    Let me be clear. I do understand that I and other progressives will face massive attacks from those who attempt to use the socialism as a slur. But I should also tell Franklin Delano Roosevelt, that I have faced and overcome these attacks for decades and I am not the only one.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Nothing should bother you in life not even adversity nor poverty. For, nothing lasts forever. Yes of course, every matter or issue of life has a limit or breaking point including adversity and poverty. Are you undergoing adversity presently or are you currently experiencing poverty? If Yes, then listen up, it's just for a little while. That is to say, you will sooner or later outlive it or rather you will overcome it eventually. I mean, you won't remain poor forever or rather you won't keep on undergoing adversity or poverty forever. Furthermore, nothing should make you to become orgulous, proud, haughty, disdainful or arrogant in life. Not even your own child or children, nor your certificates, nor your qualifications, nor your political status, nor your social status, nor your job, nor your money, nor your properties, nor your knowledge, nor your wisdom, nor your insights, nor your power, nor your riches, nor stuffs like that. Because, you cannot and you will not live forever. Oh! Yes, you heard me right as usual, you will definitely leave everything you've acquired behind someday. Apart from that, God resists the proud or the arrogant (James 4:6). But guess what? He (God) gives more grace to the humble. Besides, whenever you are proud of whatever you have, you are unknowingly disregarding God and taking his grace upon your life for granted. In other words, whoever that is proud of anything he or she has acquired at any given period of time has failed to acknowledge almighty God as the giver of whatever he or she claims to possess. And God is never happy with such person(s). Thus, desist from pride and arrogance. For, you should not be condescending at all. -Emeasoba George


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