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Synonyms for overpower
ˌoʊ vərˈpaʊ ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overpower, overmaster, overwhelm(verb)

    overcome by superior force

    Synonyms:
    overcome, drown, flood out, overwhelm, deluge, sweep over, overmaster, whelm, overtake, submerge

  2. 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, overcome, get the best, catch, whelm, defeat, pass, get the better of, master, flood out, sweep over, have the best, overtake, get over, subdue

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overpower

    To defeat an enemy is to gain an advantage for the time; to vanquish is to win a signal victory; to conquer is to overcome so effectually that the victory is regarded as final. Conquer, in many cases, carries the idea of possession; as, to conquer respect, affection, peace, etc. A country is conquered when its armies are defeated and its territory is occupied by the enemy; it may be subjected to indemnity or to various disabilities; it is subjugated when it is held helplessly and continuously under military control; it is subdued when all resistance has died out. An army is defeated when forcibly driven back; it is routed when it is converted into a mob of fugitives. Compare BEAT.

    Synonyms:
    beat, checkmate, conquer, crush, defeat, discomfit, down, humble, master, overcome, overmaster, overmatch, overthrow, prevail over, put down, reduce, rout, subdue, subject, subjugate, surmount, vanquish, win, worst

    Antonyms:
    capitulate, cede, fail, fall, fly, forfeit, lose, resign, retire, retreat, submit, succumb, surrender, yield

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. overpower(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    subdue, conquer, overwhelm, overcome, overturn, over-bear, overmaster, defeat, rout, crash, beat, vanquish, subjugate, discomfit, choke, get the better of, get the upper hand of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. overpower(v)

    Synonyms:
    vanquish, subdue, conquer, overcome, defeat, crush, overwhelm, rout, master, subjugate, overmatch

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    dominate

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How to use overpower in a sentence?

  1. Dr. Robert Schuller:

    It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

  2. Lance Bass:

    I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said( that I was gay), it would overpower everything.

  3. Colonel Aggrey Quarshie:

    The Ghana Navy responded swiftly with a patrol team to the area and they were able to overpower the pirates and free the ship. But when they got there, the cargo had already been transferred to another vessel.

  4. Nicholas Kass:

    But he always wanted to hit the ball through people. He wanted to overpower them.

  5. Hazrat Ali Ibn-e-Abi Talib, Nahj-ul-Balagha (Sermons and sayings Compilation):

    If you overpower your enemy, then pardon him by way of thankfulness to Allah, for being able to subdue him.


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