Definitions for overpowerˌoʊ vərˈpaʊ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•pow•erˌoʊ vərˈpaʊ ər(v.t.)

  1. to overcome by superior force; vanquish.

  2. to affect or impress excessively; overwhelm.

  3. to furnish with excessive power.

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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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. overpower(verb)ˌoʊ vərˈpaʊ ər

    to use strength to win or control sth

    It took two police officers to overpower the man.

  2. overpowerˌoʊ vərˈpaʊ ər

    (of an emotion or feeling) to be too strong to resist

    The need to sleep overpowered him.


  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.

Translations for overpower

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to defeat or make helpless or captive by a greater strength

The police overpowered the thieves.

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