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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 for "overpower":

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How to use overpower in a sentence?

  1. John:

    Gruyere is a very fine cheese that has a rather mellow texture. It is commonly used to euxanthate a dish rather than overpower the flavors.

  2. Saadi Shirazi:

    The sage who engages in controversy with ignorant people must not expect to be treated with honour; and if a fool should overpower a philosopher by his loquacity it is not to be wondered at, for a common stone will break a jewel.

  3. 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.

  4. Bernard Cazeneuve:

    French (male) passenger tried courageously to overpower him before the suspect fired several shots, then two American passengers intervened and managed to overpower the shooter, immobilized him on the ground and put aside his weaponry.

  5. 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.

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