overpower, overmaster, overwhelm(verb)
overcome by superior force
overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake(verb)
overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
To subdue someone by superior force.
We overpowered the opposing army within a couple of hours.
To render imperceptible by means of greater strength, intensity etc.
The dish was OK, but the garlic slightly overpowered the herbs.
Origin: From over- + power.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.
The numerical value of overpower in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of overpower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The dogs started biting, he's trying to push them away. They overpower him.
But he always wanted to hit the ball through people. He wanted to overpower them.
If you overpower your enemy, then pardon him by way of thankfulness to Allah, for being able to subdue him.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything.
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