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"
overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master(verb)
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, overtake(verb)
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, overcome(verb)
overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome
"Heart disease can get the best of us"
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.
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How to use overcome in a sentence?
There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome-to be got over.
This summer I learned a lot about Coco Gauff, i learned that I can overcome a lot of things on and off the court. I still hope I can be that way and use my platform in that way.
There is without doubt a spike in the number of cases, especially in Forecariah and Coyah (western Guinea). The explanation is there is still resistance that has not been overcome.
Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it, i hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.
Until and unless you are challenged you will not discover and know the stuff that you are made of. And once you have overcome your challenges, you will become stronger than ever. -Emeasoba George
Translations for overcome
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- قهر, تغلب, هزمArabic
- zvládat, přemoci, překonat, zvládnoutCzech
- superforti, venkiEsperanto
- vencer, superarSpanish
- غلبه برPersian
- vaincre, surmonterFrench
- ceannsaichScottish Gaelic
- पर काबू पानेHindi
- úrrá lesz, erőt veszHungarian
- atas, mengatasiIndonesian
- 克服, 征服, 乗り越えるJapanese
- 이겨내다, 극복하다Korean
- ti, where, whakatungouMāori
- vencer, ultrapassar, superarPortuguese
- преодолеть, преодолеватьRussian
- övervinna, överkommaSwedish
- üstesinden gelmek, yenmek, atlatmakTurkish
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