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Meaning & Definition of Overcome in English

English

Overcome

/oʊvərkəm/

verb

1. Win a victory over

  • "You must overcome all difficulties"
  • "Defeat your enemies"
  • "He overcame his shyness"
  • "He overcame his infirmity"
  • "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
    synonym:
  • get the better of
  • ,
  • overcome
  • ,
  • defeat

2. Get on top of

  • Deal with successfully
  • "He overcame his shyness"
    synonym:
  • overcome
  • ,
  • get over
  • ,
  • subdue
  • ,
  • surmount
  • ,
  • master

3. Overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

    synonym:
  • overwhelm
  • ,
  • overpower
  • ,
  • sweep over
  • ,
  • whelm
  • ,
  • overcome
  • ,
  • overtake

4. Overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome

  • "Heart disease can get the best of us"
    synonym:
  • get the best
  • ,
  • have the best
  • ,
  • overcome

Examples of using

If you made a mistake, then overcome your shame, try to expiate your fault.
Tom was overcome by the heat.
Tom was overcome with jealousy.