English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.
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"
overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, masterverb
get on top of; deal with successfully
"He overcame his shyness"
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
overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtakeverb
overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
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
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"
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How to use overcome in a sentence?
Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime, she was positive force in the world, a tireless and unapologetic champion for women, and passionate about her work as a therapist. I am overcome with grief. I would like to thank you in advance for giving Drew Carey and everyone who loved Amie privacy while we try to work through this tragic situation.
I want to encourage my fellow Georgians to hang in there. I know Jerome Adams're tired of this but we must first overcome the obstacles in our path.
This is a (symbol of) hope for the world to celebrate the best of human beings through Tokyo 2020 after we overcome the serious coronavirus.
Amie Harwick and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime, amie Harwick was a positive force in the world, a tireless and unapologetic champion for women, and passionate about Amie Harwick work as a therapist. I am overcome with grief. I would like to thank you in advance for giving Drew Carey and everyone who loved Amie Harwick privacy while we try to work through this tragic situation.
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.
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- هزم, قهر, تغلبArabic
- zvládnout, zvládat, překonat, přemociCzech
- superforti, venkiEsperanto
- vencer, superarSpanish
- غلبه برPersian
- vaincre, surmonterFrench
- ceannsaichScottish Gaelic
- पर काबू पानेHindi
- erőt vesz, úrrá leszHungarian
- atas, mengatasiIndonesian
- 征服, 克服, 乗り越えるJapanese
- 극복하다, 이겨내다Korean
- whakatungou, where, tiMāori
- superar, ultrapassar, vencerPortuguese
- преодолевать, преодолетьRussian
- övervinna, överkommaSwedish
- atlatmak, yenmek, üstesinden gelmekTurkish
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