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o·ver·pow·er

 (ō′vər-pou′ər)
tr.v. o·ver·pow·ered, o·ver·pow·er·ing, o·ver·pow·ers
1. To overcome or vanquish by superior force; subdue.
2. To affect so strongly as to make helpless or ineffective; overwhelm.
3. To supply with excessive mechanical power.

overpower

(ˌəʊvəˈpaʊə)
vb (tr)
1. to conquer or subdue by superior force
2. to have such a strong effect on as to make helpless or ineffective
3. to supply with more power than necessary

o•ver•pow•er

(ˌoʊ vərˈpaʊ ər)

v.t.
1. to overcome by superior force; vanquish.
2. to affect or impress excessively; overwhelm.
3. to furnish with excessive power.
[1585–95]

overpower


Past participle: overpowered
Gerund: overpowering

Imperative
overpower
overpower
Present
I overpower
you overpower
he/she/it overpowers
we overpower
you overpower
they overpower
Preterite
I overpowered
you overpowered
he/she/it overpowered
we overpowered
you overpowered
they overpowered
Present Continuous
I am overpowering
you are overpowering
he/she/it is overpowering
we are overpowering
you are overpowering
they are overpowering
Present Perfect
I have overpowered
you have overpowered
he/she/it has overpowered
we have overpowered
you have overpowered
they have overpowered
Past Continuous
I was overpowering
you were overpowering
he/she/it was overpowering
we were overpowering
you were overpowering
they were overpowering
Past Perfect
I had overpowered
you had overpowered
he/she/it had overpowered
we had overpowered
you had overpowered
they had overpowered
Future
I will overpower
you will overpower
he/she/it will overpower
we will overpower
you will overpower
they will overpower
Future Perfect
I will have overpowered
you will have overpowered
he/she/it will have overpowered
we will have overpowered
you will have overpowered
they will have overpowered
Future Continuous
I will be overpowering
you will be overpowering
he/she/it will be overpowering
we will be overpowering
you will be overpowering
they will be overpowering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overpowering
you have been overpowering
he/she/it has been overpowering
we have been overpowering
you have been overpowering
they have been overpowering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overpowering
you will have been overpowering
he/she/it will have been overpowering
we will have been overpowering
you will have been overpowering
they will have been overpowering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overpowering
you had been overpowering
he/she/it had been overpowering
we had been overpowering
you had been overpowering
they had been overpowering
Conditional
I would overpower
you would overpower
he/she/it would overpower
we would overpower
you would overpower
they would overpower
Past Conditional
I would have overpowered
you would have overpowered
he/she/it would have overpowered
we would have overpowered
you would have overpowered
they would have overpowered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overpower - overcome by superior force
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"
steamroll, steamroller - overwhelm by using great force; "steamroller the opposition"
2.overpower - 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"

overpower

verb
1. overcome, master, overwhelm, overthrow, subdue, quell, get the better of, subjugate, prevail over, immobilize, bring (someone) to their knees (informal), render incapable, render powerless, render helpless, get the upper hand over It took four policemen to overpower him.
2. beat, defeat, tank (slang), crush, lick (informal), triumph over, best, clobber (slang), stuff (slang), vanquish, be victorious (over), wipe the floor with (informal), make mincemeat of (informal), worst Britain's tennis No.1 yesterday overpowered his American rival.
3. overwhelm, overcome, bowl over (informal), stagger I was so overpowered by shame that I was unable to speak.

overpower

verb
1. To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat:
Informal: massacre, wallop.
2. To affect deeply or completely, as with emotion:
Translations
يَتَسَلَّط على، يَغْلِب، يُخْضِع
overmande
yfirbuga
jėga įveikti
pievarētuzveikt
boyun eğdirmekhakkından gelmek

overpower

[ˌəʊvəˈpaʊəʳ] VT
1. (= subdue physically) → dominar; (= defeat) [+ enemy, opponent] → derrotar, vencer
it took ten guards to overpower himse necesitaron diez guardas para dominarlo or para poder con él
2. (fig) [heat] → agobiar, sofocar; [sound] → aturdir; [emotion] → embargar; [guilt, shame] → abrumar; [sleep, tiredness] → vencer; [flavour] → dominar
a sudden dizziness overpowered himun mareo repentino se apoderó de él
that piece of furniture overpowers the roomese mueble domina la habitación
I was overpowered by feelings of guiltme sentía abrumado por un sentimiento de culpabilidad

overpower

[ˌəʊvərˈpaʊər] vt
(physically)maîtriser
The bank robber was overpowered by two cashiers → Le braqueur de banque fut maîtrisé par deux caissiers.
to be overpowered by sb → être maîtrisé par qn
(= overwhelm) → s'emparer de
A sudden dizziness overpowered him → Un soudain vertige s'empara de lui.

overpower

vt
person, team, playerüberwältigen, bezwingen
(emotion, heat) → überwältigen, übermannen
(Mech) to be overpoweredübermotorisiert sein

overpower

[ˌəʊvəˈpaʊəʳ] vtsopraffare

overpower

(əuvəˈpauə) verb
to defeat or make helpless or captive by a greater strength. The police overpowered the thieves.
ˌoverˈpowering adjective
very strong. That smell is quite overpowering.
References in classic literature ?
If we had nothing worse to dread than her attempting to go on the stage, I should not feel the distress and dismay which now overpower me.
Micawber, in his trouble, this warmth, on the part of a stranger, was so extremely touching, that he could only say, on the occasion of each successive shake, 'My dear sir, you overpower me
It is impossible to describe the extremity of terror which seized upon the Jew at this information, and seemed at once to overpower his whole faculties.
For if, O men of Athens, by force of persuasion and entreaty I could overpower your oaths, then I should be teaching you to believe that there are no gods, and in defending should simply convict myself of the charge of not believing in them.
Were he to subdue a part, that which would still remain free might oppose him with forces independent of those which he had usurped and overpower him before he could be settled in his usurpation.
The remembrance seemed for a while to overpower her, and she drooped and would have sunk down but for her husband's sustaining arm.
Again the abbe had been obliged to swallow a draught of water to calm the emotions that threatened to overpower him.
Again the withered hag poured forth the monotonous words of a prayer that was not meant to be acceptable in heaven; and soon, in the pauses of her breath, strange murmurings began to thicken, gradually increasing so as to drown and overpower the charm by which they grew.
I like unexaggerated intercourse; it is not my way to overpower with amorous epithets, any more than to worry with selfishly importunate caresses.
This man as soon as ever he had come up with his chariot had dismounted twenty men, so proficient was he in all the arts of war--he it was, O knight Patroclus, that first drove a weapon into you, but he did not quite overpower you.
It appeared to me, at the time, that in making these various statements they endeavoured to conceal from me some terrible disaster, lest the knowledge of it should overpower me.
no, no,(exclaimed Sophia) I cannot go to Newgate; I shall not be able to support the sight of my Augustus in so cruel a confinement--my feelings are sufficiently shocked by the RECITAL, of his Distress, but to behold it will overpower my Sensibility.