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Synonyms for overtake
ˌoʊ vərˈteɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overtake, catch, catch up with(verb)

    catch up with and possibly overtake

    "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, take in, overwhelm, make up, capture, beguile, get, sweep over, whelm, trip up, captivate, view, arrest, enamour, trance, fascinate, enamor, see, becharm, catch up with, watch, overhaul, pass, entrance, enchant, charm, pick up, overhear, catch, grab, overpower, overcome, take hold of, bewitch

  2. pass, overtake, overhaul(verb)

    travel past

    "The sports car passed all the trucks"

    Synonyms:
    run, catch, perish, elapse, go past, make pass, lead, top, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, occur, die, overwhelm, overcome, turn over, go, spend, slide by, fade, hand, modernize, legislate, happen, egest, catch up with, authorise, exceed, fleet, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, transcend, make it, authorize, modernise, overpower, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, whelm, give, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, sink, eliminate, croak, lapse, pass off, give-up the ghost, return, blow over, take place, expire, overhaul, sweep over, go through, reach, communicate, come about, choke, pop off, go across, travel by, glide by, extend, decease, fall, pass, pass by, clear, exit, conk, excrete, buy the farm, pass along, snuff it, go along, surpass, guide, pass on

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overtake

    To catch is to come up with or take possession of something departing, fugitive, or illusive. We catch a runaway horse, a flying ball, a mouse in a trap. We clutch with a swift, tenacious movement of the fingers; we grasp with a firm but moderate closure of the whole hand; we grip or gripe with the strongest muscular closure of the whole hand possible to exert. We clasp in the arms. We snatch with a quick, sudden, and usually a surprising motion. In the figurative sense, catch is used of any act that brings a person or thing into our power or possession; as, to catch a criminal in the act; to catch an idea, in the sense of apprehend or comprehend. Compare ARREST.

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, capture, catch, clasp, clutch, comprehend, discover, ensnare, entrap, grasp, grip, gripe, lay hold of (on, upon), secure, seize, snatch, take, take hold of

    Antonyms:
    fail of, fall short of, give up, let go, lose, miss, release, restore, throw aside, throw away

    Preposition:
    To catch at a straw; to catch a fugitive by the collar; to catch a ball with the left hand; he caught the disease from the patient; the thief was caught in the act; the bird in the snare.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. overtake(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    catch, come up with

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    exceed

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How to use overtake in a sentence?

  1. Benjamin Franklin:

    Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

  2. Fabio Meneghella:

    When life will go over itself, reality will overtake dreams.

  3. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras:

    Europe is in a nervous crisis, will a Europe of fear and racism overtake a Europe of solidarity?

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I often think of Shelley's famous insightful sonnet "Ozymandias" that brilliantly depicts the inevitable fall of all foolishly arrogant leaders and their huge empires built in pretensions to their self-proclaimed greatness. Nature and Time always prevail and overtake ultimately, when nothing remains of those great empires or the arrogant leaders.....and only the lone and level sands stretch far away. Vanity, false pride and arrogance never win, in my view. Humility is the true key success. Here is that famous sonnet "Ozymandias" by Percy Shelley, written in January 1818, nearly 200 years ago. "I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed: And on the pedestal these words appear: 'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!' Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Grace of God in a nutshell, is God doing for us what we can never do for ourselves and what we don't deserve for life. I mean, what God's grace does for us is, what we can't do for ourselves and not at all what we can do for ourselves. Now, that's why you do have weaknesses but God is ever strong. Moreover, you do have shortcomings, but God's grace does overtake them. You equally fail or fall sometimes or rather you are sometimes unfaithful. But, God is infallible and ever faithful unlike you. Anyway, I don't know about you. I personally really need more and more grace. Until God's grace becomes abundant and fully noticeable in my life or rather, until I'm saved wholly by his grace. In case you don't know, no human has been saved and no human will be saved eventually by his or her works. Yes! you heard me right, we all are meant to be saved by God's grace and nothing more or less.


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