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1. overshadow

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˈʃædoʊ'] be greater in significance than.

Synonyms

  • dominate
  • hover
  • loom
  • bulk large
  • eclipse

Antonyms

  • exoteric
  • visible
  • stay
  • emersion

Etymology

  • ofersceadwian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Overshadow

  • alzado
  • bladow
  • colorado
  • cuidado
  • foreshadow
  • haddow
  • ladow
  • mcadow

Example sentences of the word overshadow


1. Verb, base form
Make sure the gift is small or perishable so as not to overshadow anyone else’s.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
New Jersey state troopers earn salaries that overshadow the earnings of many of their contemporaries in the profession.

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
However, it will die back when other trees overshadow it.

2. overshadow

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˈʃædoʊ'] cast a shadow upon.

Synonyms

  • cloud
  • obnubilate
  • occult
  • fog
  • mist
  • befog
  • becloud
  • haze over
  • eclipse

Antonyms

  • demystify
  • comprehensible
  • connected
  • conspicuous

Etymology

  • ofersceadwian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. overshadow

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˈʃædoʊ'] make appear small by comparison.

Synonyms

  • shadow
  • overtop
  • command
  • overlook
  • dwarf

Antonyms

  • clear
  • unconcealed
  • clear up
  • brighten

Etymology

  • ofersceadwian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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