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.

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

  2. overcomeverb

    To win (a battle).

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

  3. overcomeverb

    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. overcomeverb

    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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  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. James Brady:

    I wish that we could say that we could bring Jordan McNair back to life, that would be the greatest thing that we could possibly do. That can not be done, and the tragedy that the Jordan McNair family has had to deal with can not be overcome.

  2. Boediarso Teguh Widodo:

    There are concerns of criminalisation, in order to overcome this issue, the government has been asking relevant agencies 'to calm down' and not investigate until projects are finished.

  3. Leroy Smith:

    I hope this photo will be a catalyst for people to work to overcome some of the hatred and violence we have seen in our country in recent weeks.

  4. 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.

  5. Steven Boozang:

    They were a tough set of facts, we thought we had overcome them, but we didn't.

Images & Illustrations of overcome

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