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1. overcome

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌkəm'] win a victory over.

Synonyms

  • trounce
  • nose
  • pull through
  • conquer
  • expel
  • defeat
  • beat
  • destroy
  • beat out
  • skunk
  • pull round
  • lurch
  • get the better of
  • down
  • overrun
  • rout
  • wallop
  • shell
  • demolish
  • survive
  • make it
  • crush
  • rout out
  • upset
  • come through

Antonyms

  • deteriorate
  • louden
  • repatriate
  • success

Etymology

  • overcomen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ofercuman (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Overcome

  • branscome
  • income
  • outcome
  • wellcome

Example sentences of the word overcome


1. Verb, base form
You should never be afraid to ask those close to you to help you overcome a personal struggle.

2. Verb, past participle
Often there are strong psychological factors that have kept them from the water so long that must be overcome.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Ask others to help you overcome the problem.

Quotes containing the word overcome


1. Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

2. Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
- Norman Vincent Peale

3. Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

2. overcome

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌkəm'] get on top of; deal with successfully.

Synonyms

  • bulldog
  • beat
  • surmount
  • trounce
  • subdue
  • beat out
  • get over
  • crush
  • master
  • shell

Antonyms

  • victory
  • refresh
  • stand still
  • conformist

Etymology

  • overcomen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ofercuman (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. overcome

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌkəm'] overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli.

Synonyms

  • kindle
  • seize
  • knock out
  • stagger
  • provoke
  • benight
  • get hold of
  • devastate
  • elicit
  • sweep over
  • enkindle
  • whelm
  • arouse
  • evoke
  • clutch
  • raise
  • lock
  • kill
  • overtake
  • overwhelm
  • overpower

Antonyms

  • make
  • raise
  • assemble
  • repair

Etymology

  • overcomen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ofercuman (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. overcome

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌkəm'] overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome.

Synonyms

  • beat
  • trounce
  • beat out
  • crush
  • have the best
  • get the best
  • shell

Antonyms

  • praise
  • rear
  • back
  • pull

Etymology

  • overcomen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ofercuman (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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