What does overpower mean?

Definitions for overpowerˌoʊ vərˈpaʊ ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overpower.

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. Nicholas Kass:

    But he always wanted to hit the ball through people. He wanted to overpower them.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Lance Bass:

    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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