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overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, masterverb
get on top of; deal with successfully
"He overcame his shyness"
be on top of
"The scarf surmounted the gown"
reach the highest point of
"We scaled the Mont Blanc"
surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperformverb
be or do something to a greater degree
"her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
to get over; to overcome
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: surmonter, French.
The mountains of Olympus, Atho, and Atlas, over-reach and surmount all winds and clouds. Walter Raleigh.
Though no resistance was made, the English had much ado to surmount the natural difficulties of the place the greatest part of one day. John Hayward.
He hardly escaped to the Persian court; from whence, if the love of his country had not surmounted its base ingratitude to him, he had many invitations to return at the head of the Persian fleet; but he rather chose a voluntary death. Jonathan Swift.
What surmounts the reach
Of human sense, I shall delineate so,
By lik’ning spiritual to corporeal forms,
As may express them best. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
to rise above; to be higher than; to overtop
to conquer; to overcome; as, to surmount difficulties or obstacles
to surpass; to exceed
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sur-mownt′, v.t. to mount above: to surpass: to overcome, get the better of.—adj. Surmount′able, that may be surmounted.—n. Surmount′ableness.—adj. Surmount′ed, surpassed: overcome: (archit.) denoting an arch or dome rising higher than a semicircle: (her.) denoting a figure when another is laid over it.—n. Surmount′er. [Fr.—sur (L. super), above, monter, to mount.]
The numerical value of surmount in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of surmount in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of surmount in a Sentence
The two heroes spend a winter overseas and manage to get to know each other in great detail, something that could not happen on the disputed land, perhaps their ability to surmount the obstacles of the Middle East conflict is what threatens the Education Ministry.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
They can conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson in life who does not every day surmount a fear.
In the past 40 years, the development of China's society and economy has encountered many difficulties and problems, but as long as we uphold the leadership of the Communist Party and reform and opening up, we can surmount all challenges, the progress of China's economy cannot be reversed by any force.
He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
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