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Related to overpower: overwhelmed, get into, so far, called off

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 ?
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." As I perfectly agreed with her in the Justice of her Sentiments the Postilion was instantly directed to return into the Country.
Overpower him they might, but could they keep him overpowered while they bound him?
Without interruptions of this kind, the best narrative of plain matter of fact must overpower every reader; for nothing but the ever lasting watchfulness, which Homer has ascribed only to Jove himself, can be proof against a newspaper of many volumes.
"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.
A STAG overpowered by heat came to a spring to drink.
But in vain did the two eldest mount guard in the church with their guns; as soon as the bird appeared high above their heads, sleep overpowered them, and they only awoke to hear the windows crashing in.
Bennet was in fact too much overpowered to say a great deal while Sir William remained; but no sooner had he left them than her feelings found a rapid vent.
Overpowered with agitation, the poisoner succeeded in groping her way to the door, and reached her room in an agony of fear.
The nature of mine, as I listened to him, I need not attempt to describe; for a minute or two I remained in the same spot, overpowered by wonder of a most agreeable sort indeed; yet it required some consideration to be tranquilly happy.
Mrs Clay's affections had overpowered her interest, and she had sacrificed, for the young man's sake, the possibility of scheming longer for Sir Walter.
What has been said will show us why of so many free states some have changed to democracies, others to oligarchies: for whenever the number of those in the middle state has been too small, those who were the more numerous, whether the rich or the poor, always overpowered them and assumed to themselves the administration of public affairs; from hence arose either a democracy or an oligarchy.
This motion, faithful to the laws of mechanics, would have been accelerated with the diminution of its volume; and a moment would have arrived when the centrifugal force would have overpowered the centripetal, which causes the molecules all to tend toward the center.