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o·ver·come

 (ō′vər-kŭm′)
v. o·ver·came (-kām′), o·ver·come, o·ver·com·ing, o·ver·comes
v.tr.
1. To defeat (another) in competition or conflict: overcame the opposing team in the last quarter.
2. To deal with successfully; prevail over; surmount: tried to overcome the obstacles of poverty.
3. To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply: was overcome with grief.
v.intr.
To surmount opposition; be victorious.

overcome

(ˌəʊvəˈkʌm)
vb, -comes, -coming, -came or -come
1. (tr) to get the better of in a conflict
2. (tr; often passive) to render incapable or powerless by laughter, sorrow, exhaustion, etc: he was overcome by fumes.
3. (tr) to surmount (obstacles, objections, etc)
4. (intr) to be victorious

o•ver•come

(ˌoʊ vərˈkʌm)

v. -came, -come, -com•ing. v.t.
1. to get the better of in a struggle or conflict.
2. to prevail over (opposition, a debility, temptations, etc.).
3. to overpower or overwhelm in body or mind: overcome by smoke.
v.i.
4. to gain the victory; win; conquer.
[before 900]
o`ver•com′er, n.
syn: See defeat.

overcome

  • convince - Started out meaning "overcome, conquer."
  • evict - First meant "conquer, overcome."
  • exflunct - To overcome or beat thoroughly—or to use up completely.
  • profligate - To overcome or overthrow.

overcome


Past participle: overcome
Gerund: overcoming

Imperative
overcome
overcome
Present
I overcome
you overcome
he/she/it overcomes
we overcome
you overcome
they overcome
Preterite
I overcame
you overcame
he/she/it overcame
we overcame
you overcame
they overcame
Present Continuous
I am overcoming
you are overcoming
he/she/it is overcoming
we are overcoming
you are overcoming
they are overcoming
Present Perfect
I have overcome
you have overcome
he/she/it has overcome
we have overcome
you have overcome
they have overcome
Past Continuous
I was overcoming
you were overcoming
he/she/it was overcoming
we were overcoming
you were overcoming
they were overcoming
Past Perfect
I had overcome
you had overcome
he/she/it had overcome
we had overcome
you had overcome
they had overcome
Future
I will overcome
you will overcome
he/she/it will overcome
we will overcome
you will overcome
they will overcome
Future Perfect
I will have overcome
you will have overcome
he/she/it will have overcome
we will have overcome
you will have overcome
they will have overcome
Future Continuous
I will be overcoming
you will be overcoming
he/she/it will be overcoming
we will be overcoming
you will be overcoming
they will be overcoming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overcoming
you have been overcoming
he/she/it has been overcoming
we have been overcoming
you have been overcoming
they have been overcoming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overcoming
you will have been overcoming
he/she/it will have been overcoming
we will have been overcoming
you will have been overcoming
they will have been overcoming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overcoming
you had been overcoming
he/she/it had been overcoming
we had been overcoming
you had been overcoming
they had been overcoming
Conditional
I would overcome
you would overcome
he/she/it would overcome
we would overcome
you would overcome
they would overcome
Past Conditional
I would have overcome
you would have overcome
he/she/it would have overcome
we would have overcome
you would have overcome
they would have overcome
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overcome - 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"
demolish, destroy - defeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
wallop - defeat soundly and utterly; "We'll wallop them!"
down - bring down or defeat (an opponent)
overrun - seize the position of and defeat; "the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"
skunk, lurch - defeat by a lurch
rout, rout out, expel - cause to flee; "rout out the fighters from their caves"
upset - defeat suddenly and unexpectedly; "The foreign team upset the local team"
nose - defeat by a narrow margin
conquer - overcome by conquest; "conquer your fears"; "conquer a country"
make it, pull round, pull through, survive, come through - continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.); "He survived the cancer against all odds"
2.overcome - get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
bulldog - throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo
3.overcome - overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
devastate - overwhelm or overpower; "He was devastated by his grief when his son died"
clutch, get hold of, seize - affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
kill - overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration; "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"
benight - overtake with darkness or night
knock out - overwhelm with admiration; "All the guys were knocked out by her charm"
stagger - astound or overwhelm, as with shock; "She was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake"
lock - hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"
4.overcome - overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

overcome

verb
1. defeat, beat, conquer, master, tank (slang), crush, overwhelm, overthrow, lick (informal), undo, subdue, rout, overpower, quell, triumph over, best, get the better of, trounce, worst, clobber (slang), stuff (slang), vanquish, surmount, subjugate, prevail over, wipe the floor with (informal), make mincemeat of (informal), blow (someone) out of the water (slang), come out on top of (informal), bring (someone) to their knees (informal), render incapable, render powerless, be victorious over, render helpless the satisfaction of overcoming a rival
2. conquer, beat, master, survive, weather, curb, suppress, subdue, rise above, quell, triumph over, get the better of, vanquish I have fought to overcome my fear of spiders.
adjective
1. overwhelmed, moved, affected, emotional, choked, speechless, bowled over (informal), unable to continue, at a loss for words, visibly moved, swept off your feet I don't know what to say! I'm quite overcome.

overcome

verb
1. To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition:
Informal: trim, whip.
Slang: ace, lick.
Idioms: carry the day, get the best of, get the better of, go someone one better.
2. To affect deeply or completely, as with emotion:
Translations
مَغْلوب، مَهْزوم، مَغْموريَتَغَلَّبُ عَلَىيَهْزِم، يَدْحَر
překonat
overvinde
venki
voittaa
svladati
erõt vesz rajta vmi
atas
vinna bug áyfirbugaîur
克服する
극복하다
pakirstaspalaužtas
pārņemtspārvarētsatriektsuzveikt
premožený
premagati
besegra
เอาชนะ
đánh bại

overcome

[ˌəʊvəˈkʌm] (overcame (pt) (overcome (pp)))
A. VT
1. (= conquer) [+ enemy, opposition] → vencer; [+ problem, temptation, inhibitions] → superar, vencer; [+ rage, fear, disgust] → superar, dominar
the book is an account of how she overcame cancerel libro describe cómo superó or venció el cáncer
her curiosity finally overcame her shynessfinalmente, su curiosidad superó or venció su timidez
2. (= overwhelm) [feeling] → adueñarse de; [sleep, fatigue] → vencer
a sense of total inadequacy overcame himuna sensación de ineptitud total se adueñó de él
sleep overcame himlo venció el sueño
to be overcome by sth I was overcome by the heatel calor me agobió, me sentí agobiado por el calor
he was overcome by the smokeel humo le impidió respirar
she was quite overcome by the occasionla ocasión la conmovió mucho
overcome by curiosity, he reached out to touch itvencido or dominado por la curiosidad, extendió la mano para tocarlo
to be overcome with sth she was overcome with remorsele abrumaba el remordimiento
he was overcome with griefestaba abrumado or postrado de dolor
she was so overcome with emotion she couldn't answerestaba tan conmovida que no podía responder
you don't seem exactly overcome with joyno parece que estés rebosante de alegría
B. VIvencer, triunfar
we shall overcome!¡venceremos!
WE SHALL OVERCOME
We Shall Overcome (Venceremos) es el título de una canción cantada por los miembros del llamado US Civil Rights Movement (movimiento por los derechos civiles en Estados Unidos). Se cantaba sobre todo en los años 50 y 60 durante las protestas contra la discriminación racial y aún hoy la usan quienes protestan en contra de la injusticia.

overcome

[ˌəʊvərˈkʌm] [overcame] (pt) [overcome] (pp)
vt
[problem, fear, difficulties, obstacle] → surmonter
[+ resistance] → venir à bout de; [+ objections] → vaincre
to be overcome by emotion → être submergé par l'émotion
I was overcome by a sense of failure → Un sentiment d'échec s'empara de moi.
to be overcome by fumes → être asphyxié par des émanations toxiques
adj
(emotionally)bouleversé(e)
overcome with grief → accablé(e) de douleurover-confident overconfident [ˌəʊvərˈkɒnfɪdənt] adjtrop sûr(e) de soi

overcome

pret <overcame> ptp <overcome>
vt enemyüberwältigen, bezwingen; bad habitsich (dat)abgewöhnen; shyness, nerves, difficulty, anger, obstacle etcüberwinden; temptationwiderstehen (+dat), → bezwingen; disappointmenthinwegkommen über (+acc); he was overcome by the fumesdie giftigen Gase machten ihn bewusstlos; sleep overcame himder Schlaf übermannte ihn; he was overcome by grief/by emotionSchmerz/Rührung übermannte ihn; he was overcome by remorse/(a feeling of) despairReue f/ (→ ein Gefühl ntder) → Verzweiflung füberkam ihn; overcome with fearvon Furcht ergriffen or übermannt; overcome (with emotion)ergriffen, gerührt
visiegen, siegreich sein; we shall overcomewir werden siegen

overcome

[ˌəʊvəˈkʌm] (overcame (pt) (overcome (pp))) vt (enemies) → sopraffare; (obstacle, difficulty) → superare; (rage, temptation) → vincere; (sb's doubts) → dissolvere
to be overcome by the heat → essere sopraffatto/a dall'afa
to be overcome by remorse → essere preso/a dal rimorso
overcome with grief → sopraffatto/a dal dolore
she was quite overcome by the occasion → era oltremodo emozionata per l'evento

overcome

(əuvəˈkam) adjective
helpless; defeated by emotion etc. overcome with grief; I felt quite overcome.
verbpast tense ˌoverˈcame (-ˈkeim) : past participle ˌoverˈcome
to defeat or conquer. She finally overcame her fear of the dark.

overcome

يَتَغَلَّبُ عَلَى překonat overvinde überwinden υπερνικώ superar voittaa surmonter svladati superare 克服する 극복하다 overwinnen overvinne pokonać superar преодолевать besegra เอาชนะ üstesinden gelmek đánh bại 战胜

overcome

vt. vencer, rendir; sobreponerse;
you must ___ thisdebe sobreponerse, debes sobreponerte a esto;
you must ___ this sicknessdebe, debes ___ a esta enfermedad.

overcome

vt (pret -came; pp -come) superar, vencer; to overcome fears..superar (vencer) miedos
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No persuasions or enticements could overcome her fear, till, the fact coming to Mr.
The stranger became silent and seemed overcome with sadness, but another blast from the whistle of the passenger engine aroused him.
The conditions in the Copan valley are likely to be still more difficult to overcome, and I feel that I risk failure without your young energy and your inventive mind to aid in the work and to suggest possible means of attaining our object.
I was overcome by content and drowsiness and by the warm silence about me.
She was overcome with sleep, and answered him with little half utterances.
But, emulating the patience and self-denial of the practiced native warriors, they learned to overcome every difficulty; and it would seem that, in time, there was no recess of the woods so dark, nor any secret place so lovely, that it might claim exemption from the inroads of those who had pledged their blood to satiate their vengeance, or to uphold the cold and selfish policy of the distant monarchs of Europe.
The difficulties overcome in getting things into the settlement were never surmounted for getting things out of it.
A recluse, like Hepzibah, usually displays remarkable frankness, and at least temporary affability, on being absolutely cornered, and brought to the point of personal intercourse; like the angel whom Jacob wrestled with, she is ready to bless you when once overcome.
His spirit could never, I conceive, have been characterized by an uneasy activity; it must, at any period of his life, have required an impulse to set him in motion; but once stirred up, with obstacles to overcome, and an adequate object to be attained, it was not in the man to give out or fail.
They're seen only across, as it were, and beyond--in strange places and on high places, the top of towers, the roof of houses, the outside of windows, the further edge of pools; but there's a deep design, on either side, to shorten the distance and overcome the obstacle; and the success of the tempters is only a question of time.
Ona might have been overcome on the way; or else she might have met with an accident in the machines.
The general prevalence of agricultural pursuits of a quiet and gradual nature, not requiring those periodic seasons of hurry and pressure that are called for in the business of more southern districts, makes the task of the negro a more healthful and reasonable one; while the master, content with a more gradual style of acquisition, has not those temptations to hardheartedness which always overcome frail human nature when the prospect of sudden and rapid gain is weighed in the balance, with no heavier counterpoise than the interests of the helpless and unprotected.