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overpower

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of overpower

  1. 1 to bring under one's control by force of arms <the invading army overpowered the countryside with lightning speed> Synonyms dominate, conquer, pacify, subdue, subject, subjugate, subordinate, vanquishRelated Words annihilate, beat, clobber, crush, defeat, drub, lick, mow (down), overcome, prevail (over), reduce, rout, skunk, smash, thrash, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip; enslave; break, clamp down (on), crack down (on), put down, quash, quell, repress, silence, smother, snuff (out), squash, squelch, suppressNear Antonyms discharge, emancipate, enfranchise, free, liberate, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter

  2. 2 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress <overpowered by fear of the unknown> Synonyms crush, devastate, floor, grind (down), oppress, overcome, overmaster, overwhelm, prostrate, snow under, swamp, whelmRelated Words deluge, drown, sink; confute, defeat, refute; break, demoralize, distress, disturb, rock, shatter, stagger, throw, unman, unnerve, upset





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