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Meaning & Definition of Overcome in English





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"
  • get the better of,
  • overcome,
  • defeat

2. Get on top of

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

3. Overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

  • 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"
  • 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.