What does overcome mean?

Definitions for overcome
ˌoʊ vərˈkʌmover·come

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. get the better of, overcome, defeat(verb)

    win a victory over

    "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

  2. overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master(verb)

    get on top of; deal with successfully

    "He overcame his shyness"

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

    overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

  4. get the best, have the best, overcome(verb)

    overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome

    "Heart disease can get the best of us"

Wiktionary

  1. overcome(Verb)

    To surmount (a physical or abstract obstacle); to prevail over, to get the better of.

    Etymology: From overcomen, from ofercuman, corresponding to . Cognate with Dutch overkomen, German überkommen, Danish overkomme, Swedish överkomma.

  2. overcome(Verb)

    To win (a battle).

    Etymology: From overcomen, from ofercuman, corresponding to . Cognate with Dutch overkomen, German überkommen, Danish overkomme, Swedish överkomma.

  3. overcome(Verb)

    To win or prevail in some sort of battle, contest, etc.

    We shall overcome.

    Etymology: From overcomen, from ofercuman, corresponding to . Cognate with Dutch overkomen, German überkommen, Danish overkomme, Swedish överkomma.

  4. overcome(Verb)

    To overwhelm with emotion.

    Etymology: From overcomen, from ofercuman, corresponding to . Cognate with Dutch overkomen, German überkommen, Danish overkomme, Swedish överkomma.

Freebase

  1. Overcome

    Overcome is the fourth studio album by the American heavy metal band, All That Remains. It was released on September 16, 2008. Overcome is the first and only album by All That Remains that was not produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage, as well as the first with the band's current drummer, Jason Costa.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overcome

    ō-vėr-kum′, v.t. to get the better of: to conquer or subdue: (obs.) to spread over, surcharge.—v.i. to be victorious.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overcome' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3677

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overcome' in Verbs Frequency: #528

Anagrams for overcome »

  1. comeover, come-over

  2. Come-over

  3. Comeover

How to pronounce overcome?

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How to say overcome in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overcome in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overcome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of overcome in a Sentence

  1. Cicero:

    Force overcome by force.

  2. Glen Lew:

    He’s overcome battle after battle after battle.

  3. Mark Rutte:

    For now, we are overcome by a sense of horror and disbelief at the terrible events of today.

  4. Tracy Morgan:

    I've overcome a lot but there are people out there that are worse off than me, and I have to see it that way, i'm doing standup for Netflix, I'm living my life, I'm getting to see my kids grow. There's people out there with nothing to eat, no water.

  5. Foreign Minister Wang Yi:

    China has overcome its own difficulty and increased water outflow from the Lancang River to help Mekong countries mitigate the drought, we also agreed to strengthen such cooperation within the framework of LMC to ensure the rational and sustainable use of water resources.

Images & Illustrations of overcome

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