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Definition 1: get on top of; deal with successfully - [verb of competition]

Samples where overcome or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He overcame his shyness

Synonyms for overcome in the sense of this definition

(overcome is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(... is a kind of overcome ) throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo

Definition 2: overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome - [verb of competition]

Samples where overcome or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Heart disease can get the best of us

Synonyms for overcome in the sense of this definition

(overcome is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

Definition 3: win a victory over - [verb of competition]

Samples where overcome or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for overcome in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of overcome ) defeat soundly and humiliatingly

"The home team demolished the visitors"

(... is a kind of overcome ) overcome by conquest

"conquer your fears" "conquer a country"

(... is a kind of overcome ) defeat by a narrow margin

(... is a kind of overcome ) defeat suddenly and unexpectedly

"The foreign team upset the local team"

(... is a kind of overcome ) cause to flee

"rout out the fighters from their caves"

(... is a kind of overcome ) defeat by a lurch

(... is a kind of overcome ) seize the position of and defeat

"the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"

(... is a kind of overcome ) bring down or defeat (an opponent)

(... is a kind of overcome ) defeat soundly and utterly

"We'll wallop them!"

(... is a kind of overcome ) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(... is a kind of overcome ) continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)

"He survived the cancer against all odds"

Definition 4: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for overcome in the sense of this definition

(overcome is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of overcome ) overwhelm or overpower

"He was devastated by his grief when his son died"

(... is a kind of overcome ) affect

"Fear seized the prisoners" "The patient was seized with unbearable pains" "He was seized with a dreadful disease"

(... is a kind of overcome ) overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration

"The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"

(... is a kind of overcome ) overtake with darkness or night

(... is a kind of overcome ) overwhelm with admiration

"All the guys were knocked out by her charm"

(... is a kind of overcome ) astound or overwhelm, as with shock

"She was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake"

(... is a kind of overcome ) hold fast (in a certain state)

"He was locked in a laughing fit"

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