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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anthony Bove:

    The dogs started biting, he's trying to push them away. They overpower him.

  2. Hazrat Ali Ibn-e-Abi Talib, Nahj-ul-Balagha (Sermons and sayings Compilation):

    If you overpower your enemy, then pardon him by way of thankfulness to Allah, for being able to subdue him.

  3. Dr. Robert Schuller:

    It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

  4. Colonel Aggrey Quarshie:

    The Ghana Navy responded swiftly with a patrol team to the area and they were able to overpower the pirates and free the ship. But when they got there, the cargo had already been transferred to another vessel.

  5. Sa?di:

    The sage who engages in controversy with ignorant people must not expect to be treated with honour; and if a fool should overpower a philosopher by his loquacity it is not to be wondered at, for a common stone will break a jewel.

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