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Synonyms for overwhelm
ˌoʊ vərˈʰwɛlm, -ˈwɛlm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overwhelm, deluge, flood out(verb)

    charge someone with too many tasks

    Synonyms:
    bartlett pear

  2. overpower, overmaster, overwhelm(verb)

    overcome by superior force

    Synonyms:
    shit, fuzz, papal bull, pig, copper, strapper, bruiser, bull's eye, crap, bullshit, cop, horseshit, dogshit, bull

  3. submerge, drown, overwhelm(verb)

    cover completely or make imperceptible

    "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"

    Synonyms:
    score, malt whisky, malt whiskey

  4. overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake(verb)

    overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overwhelm

    Hide is the general term, including all the rest, signifying to put out of sight or beyond ready observation or approach; a thing may be hidden by intention, by accident, or by the imperfection of the faculties of the one from whom it is hidden; in their games, children hide the slipper, or hide themselves from each other; a man unconsciously hides a picture from another by standing before it, or hides a thing from himself by laying something else over it. Even an unconscious object may hide another; as, a cloud hides the sun, or a building hides some part of the prospect by intervening between it and the observer's position. As an act of persons, to conceal is always intentional; one may hide his face in anger, grief, or abstraction; he conceals his face when he fears recognition. A house is hidden by foliage; the bird's nest is artfully concealed. Secrete is a stronger word than conceal, and is used chiefly of such material objects as may be separated from the person, or from their ordinary surroundings, and put in unlooked-for places; a man conceals a scar on his face, but does not secrete it; a thief secretes stolen goods; an officer may also be said to secrete himself to watch the thief. A thing is covered by putting something over or around it, whether by accident or design; it is screened by putting something before it, always with some purpose of protection from observation, inconvenience, attack, censure, etc. In the figurative use, a person may hide honorable feelings; he conceals an evil or hostile intent. Anything which is effectually covered and hidden under any mass or accumulation is buried. Money is buried in the ground; a body is buried in the sea; a paper is buried under other documents. Whatever is buried is hidden or concealed; but there are many ways of hiding or concealing a thing without burying it. So a person may be covered with wraps, and not buried under them. Bury may be used of any object, entomb and inter only of a dead body. Figuratively, one may be said to be buried in business, in study, etc. Compare IMMERSE; PALLIATE.

    Synonyms:
    bury, cloak, conceal, cover, disguise, dissemble, entomb, hide, inter, mask, screen, secrete, suppress, veil

    Antonyms:
    admit, advertise, avow, betray, confess, disclose, discover, disinter, divulge, exhibit, exhume, expose, lay bare, lay open, make known, reveal, manifest, promulgate, publish, raise, show, tell, uncover, unmask, unveil

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overwhelm

    Synonyms:
    crush, quell, extinguish, drown, subdue, swamp

    Antonyms:
    raise, reinvigorate, reinstate, re-establish, rescue, extricate

Editors Contribution

  1. bum rush

    to push into with force and determination. to go straight into a place with strength and numbers, through any obstacles. to go in hard.

    yo, bum rush the show.

    Submitted by empirekh on March 27, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. overwhelm(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    overflow, spread over and cover

  2. overwhelm(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    subdue, vanquish, conquer, defeat, overpower, OVERTHROW

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. overwhelm(v)

    Synonyms:
    overflow, submerge, ingulf, drown, overpower, crush

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "overwhelm":

    saturate, submerge, crush, annihilate

How to pronounce overwhelm?

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How to use overwhelm in a sentence?

  1. Peter Hotez:

    That is really worrisome and as those numbers rise, we're seeing commensurate increases in the number of hospitalizations and ICU admissions, you get to the point where you overwhelm ICUs and that's when the mortality goes up.

  2. Kizza Besigye:

    This is nothing new, we are in this to overwhelm the unfreeness and the unfairness ... We'll just continue fighting.

  3. The Dhammapada:

    By rousing himself, by earnestness, by restraint and control the wise man may make for himself an island which no flood can overwhelm.

  4. Courtney Kansler:

    Spread of this novel coronavirus to such an area would easily overwhelm their testing and treatment capabilities without international assistance, venezuela is another good example, where there is a near-complete lack of basic medical services and healthcare infrastructure nationwide.

  5. Darren Sanchez:

    The challenge was to create a fun, action-packed story while also including a lesson on personal finance, trying to squeeze educational information into a story can be tough, especially with a topic like money management. To make it work you have to be careful not to overwhelm the story.

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    • A. concentrated
    • B. unfold
    • C. dissipate
    • D. circularise

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