What does overpower mean?

Definitions for overpowerˌoʊ vərˈpaʊ ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overpower, overmaster, overwhelm(verb)

    overcome by superior force

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

    overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli


  1. overpower(Verb)

    To subdue someone by superior force.

    We overpowered the opposing army within a couple of hours.

  2. overpower(Verb)

    To render imperceptible by means of greater strength, intensity etc.

    The dish was OK, but the garlic slightly overpowered the herbs.

  3. Origin: From over- + power.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overpower

    ō-vėr-pow′ėr, v.t. to have or gain power over: to subdue, defeat: to overwhelm.—adj. Overpow′ering, excessive in degree or amount: irresistible.—adv. Overpow′eringly.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overpower in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overpower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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