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overcome

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of overcome

  1. 1 to achieve a victory over the baseball team finally overcame their opponents in the 13th inning Synonyms of overcome best, conquer, defeat, dispatch, do down [British], get, get around, lick, master, overbear, beat, overmatch, prevail (over), skunk, stop, subdue, surmount, take, trim, triumph (over), upend, win (against), worstWords Related to overcome sweep; edge (out), nose out, pip [British]; annihilate, blow away, blow out, bomb, break, bury, clobber, cream, crush, drub, finish, flatten, overwhelm, rout, shellac, skin, slaughter, smoke [slang], snow under, thrash, trounce, upset, wallop, wax [slang], whip; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, subjugate, unseat, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcendNear Antonyms of overcome fall, give up, go down, go under; collapse, fail, flop, flunk, fold, wash outAntonyms of overcome lose (to)

  2. 2 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress already under stress, she was overcome by news of a death in the family Synonyms of overcome crush, devastate, floor, grind (down), oppress, overwhelm, overmaster, overpower, prostrate, snow under, swamp, whelmWords Related to overcome deluge, drown, sink; confute, defeat, refute; break, demoralize, distress, disturb, rock, shatter, stagger, throw, unman, unnerve, upset



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