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Synonyms for overcome
ˌoʊ vərˈkʌmover·come

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 3 votes

  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 Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  1. overcome

    Synonyms:
    vanquish, get the better of, surmount

Princeton's WordNet2.5 / 2 votes

  1. get the better of, overcome, defeatverb

    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, masterverb

    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, overtakeverb

    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, overcomeverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. overcomeverb

    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. overcomeverb

    Synonyms:
    surmount, rise above

  3. overcomeverb

    Synonyms:
    prevail, conquer, gain the victory

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. overcomeverb

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

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How to use overcome in a sentence?

  1. Novak Djokovic:

    She's great fighter. As dedicated as someone can really be in our sport, the willpower an the willingness to kind of overcome all the obstacles she had, especially... with injuries and surgeries and trying to fight back, come back to the court and play on her desired level.

  2. Harsh Malik:

    courage to continue is sureness of success, Create your own opportunities. Create your own future. DARE it, don’t dream it. DETERMINATION - learning how to overcome the obstacles that life throws at you

  3. Brian Blau:

    Being a conduit for a financial transaction is a very sweet position for a platform, but there are a lot of fundamental challenges that the company has to overcome.

  4. Justin Graham:

    Knowing I have all these people who are caring for me, praying for me and pulling for me, there’s no way I’m not going to fight, you see that much support and it makes you want to fight that much harder and beat this thing and overcome it. That’s my goal right now, and that’s what I’m going to do.

  5. Cicero:

    Force overcome by force. (Vi Victa Vis)


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