Dictionary Results for overcome


1. overcome - verb

· win a victory over; "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"

Synonym(s): get_the_better_of, defeat




2. overcome - verb

· get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"

Synonym(s): get_over, subdue, surmount, master

Hypernym(s): beat, beat_out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish




3. overcome - verb

· overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Synonym(s): overwhelm, overpower, sweep_over, whelm, overtake

Hypernym(s): arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke




4. overcome - verb

· overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"

Synonym(s): get_the_best, have_the_best

Hypernym(s): beat, beat_out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish





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