What does overcome mean?

Definitions for overcome
ˌoʊ vərˈkʌmover·come

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. get the better of, overcome, defeatverb

    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, masterverb

    get on top of; deal with successfully

    "He overcame his shyness"

  3. overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtakeverb

    overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

  4. get the best, have the best, overcomeverb

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

    "Heart disease can get the best of us"

Wiktionary

  1. overcomeverb

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

  2. overcomeverb

    To win (a battle).

  3. overcomeverb

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

    We shall overcome.

  4. overcomeverb

    To overwhelm with emotion.

  5. 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

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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. Byron Allen:

    This is a very bad day for our country, we will continue our fight by going to Congress and the presidential candidates to revise the statute to overcome this decision by the United States Supreme Court.

  2. Allison Beck:

    We are extremely pleased that we were able to help the union and employer overcome their differences in these challenging and complex negotiations, representatives from both sides were willing to put in the long hours that were required, and ultimately they were successful in reaching a mutually acceptable agreement.

  3. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis:

    The death of Manolis Glezos leaves Greeks poorer, but the legacy of his life leaves Greece richer, his example, that of a true patriot and fighter, is a guiding light for us all. And it gives us the strength to unite to overcome difficulties, like those we are experiencing today.

  4. Nick Saban:

    The resiliency they’ve shown all year makes this so special, winning the game as we did last week, playing a game today to a level that most people probably didn’t expect, I’m really proud of this bunch. They’ve shown tremendous ability to overcome adversity all year long.

  5. Avery Bradley:

    Whenever we are going through adversity, we should be able to overcome it, that's what kind of team we should be moving forward.

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