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. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome-to be got over.

  2. Coco Gauff:

    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.

  3. Rafiou Diallo:

    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.

  4. The Queen:

    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.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    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

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