American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To defeat (another) in competition or conflict; conquer. See Synonyms at defeat.
- v. To prevail over; surmount: tried to overcome the obstacles of poverty.
- v. To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply.
- v. To surmount opposition; be victorious.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To come over; move or pass over or throughout.
- To reach or extend over or throughout; spread over; cover; overflow; surcharge.
- To overtake.
- To overwhelm; oppress; overpower; surmount; conquer; vanquish; subdue.
- To get beyond; outstrip; excel.
- Synonyms Vanquish, Subdue, etc. See conquer.
- To gain the superiority; be victorious; conquer.
- Overpowered by liquor; intoxicated: in the past participle.
- v. transitive To surmount (a physical or abstract obstacle); to prevail over, to get the better of.
- v. transitive, obsolete To win (a battle).
- v. intransitive To win or prevail in some sort of battle, contest, etc.
- v. transitive To overwhelm with emotion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue.
- v. obsolete To overflow; to surcharge.
- v. obsolete To come or pass over; to spread over.
- v. To gain the superiority; to be victorious.
- v. overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
- v. overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome
- v. win a victory over
- v. get on top of; deal with successfully
- From Middle English overcomen, from Old English ofercuman ("to overcome, subdue, compel, conquer, obtain, attain, reach, overtake"), corresponding to over- + come. Cognate with Dutch overkomen ("to overcome"), German überkommen ("to overcome"), Danish overkomme ("to overcome"), Swedish överkomma ("to overcome"). (Wiktionary)
“Then he went into the room, where his family had assembled, with joyous heart and shining face, and raising both hands, and lifting his eyes heavenward, exclaimed, "_We have overcome, we have overcome_.”
“~beautiful drowning this beautiful drowning this holy water this holy water is in my lungs and i am overcome i am overcome i am overcome i am overcome~”
“They proved the most difficult thing for our team to overcome is to spread the perimeter and take away our offense with the trap and the 1-3-1.”
“Brandy remains in "overcome" character after hearing from the judges.”
“In fact, the very first hurdle most writers have to overcome, is to shout down the voice in their own head that tells them that their writing is worthless.”
“This very system that our ancestors sought to overcome is alive and well in this part of the world (and many other parts).”
“Of course one problem we're going to have to overcome is that while a psychiatrist may excel in what they do in the real world, they're probably not going to be very good at playing World of Warcraft.”
“Republicans have a strong wind at their back heading into November, but one weakness the party must overcome is that, in many House and Senate races, a furious Republican primary electorate, dominated by Tea Party activists, has nominated candidates far more conservative than the constituents they seek to represent.”
“Republicans have a strong wind at their back heading into November, but one weakness the party must overcome is that, in many House and Senate ...”
“The issue to overcome is how to safely share my “ME” data (Who I am, What my device is capable of, and Where I am) all in real time with ANY service.”
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