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overcome

o·ver·come

overcome

 
pronunciation:
o vr kuhm
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overcomes, overcoming, overcame, overcome
definition 1: to defeat or quell in a conflict; succeed in a struggle with.
He overcame many problems.
synonyms:
beat, conquer, defeat, master, surmount, vanquish
similar words:
best, break, down, lick, overpower, prostrate, quell, subdue, suppress, survive
definition 2: to cause to be weak or inactive, or to lose consciousness.
The drug quickly overcame me.
synonyms:
overpower, overwhelm
similar words:
destroy, prostrate, weaken
definition 3: to emotionally overwhelm or render inarticulate.
synonyms:
overpower, overwhelm
similar words:
devastate, move, stun, touch, transport
definition 4: to equal and then surpass.
I overcame his lead on the last turn of the race.
synonyms:
catch up, overtake
similar words:
beat, outrun, outstrip, pass, top
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to win a victory.
We shall overcome.
synonyms:
conquer, prevail, win
similar words:
succeed, triumph
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The word overcome contains the following part: