surmount


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sur·mount

 (sər-mount′)
tr.v. sur·mount·ed, sur·mount·ing, sur·mounts
1. To overcome (an obstacle, for example); triumph over.
2. To ascend to the top of; climb: surmount a hill.
3.
a. To place something above; top: The lintel was surmounted with a frieze.
b. To be above or on top of: The church steeple surmounts the square.
4. Obsolete To surpass or exceed in amount.

[Middle English surmonten, from Old French surmonter : sur-, sur- + monter, to mount; see mount1.]

sur·mount′a·ble adj.
sur·mount′er n.

surmount

(sɜːˈmaʊnt)
vb (tr)
1. to prevail over; overcome: to surmount tremendous difficulties.
2. to ascend and cross to the opposite side of
3. to lie on top of or rise above
4. to put something on top of or above
5. obsolete to surpass or exceed
[C14: from Old French surmonter, from sur-1 + monter to mount1]
surˈmountable adj
surˈmountableness n
surˈmounter n

sur•mount

(sərˈmaʊnt)

v.t.
1. to get over or across (barriers, obstacles, etc.).
2. to prevail over; overcome: to surmount difficulties.
3. to get to the top of; mount upon.
4. to be on top of or above.
5. to furnish with something placed on top or above.
6. Obs.
a. to surpass.
b. to exceed.
[1325–75 < Anglo-French surmounter, Middle French]
sur•mount′a•ble, adj.

surmount


Past participle: surmounted
Gerund: surmounting

Imperative
surmount
surmount
Present
I surmount
you surmount
he/she/it surmounts
we surmount
you surmount
they surmount
Preterite
I surmounted
you surmounted
he/she/it surmounted
we surmounted
you surmounted
they surmounted
Present Continuous
I am surmounting
you are surmounting
he/she/it is surmounting
we are surmounting
you are surmounting
they are surmounting
Present Perfect
I have surmounted
you have surmounted
he/she/it has surmounted
we have surmounted
you have surmounted
they have surmounted
Past Continuous
I was surmounting
you were surmounting
he/she/it was surmounting
we were surmounting
you were surmounting
they were surmounting
Past Perfect
I had surmounted
you had surmounted
he/she/it had surmounted
we had surmounted
you had surmounted
they had surmounted
Future
I will surmount
you will surmount
he/she/it will surmount
we will surmount
you will surmount
they will surmount
Future Perfect
I will have surmounted
you will have surmounted
he/she/it will have surmounted
we will have surmounted
you will have surmounted
they will have surmounted
Future Continuous
I will be surmounting
you will be surmounting
he/she/it will be surmounting
we will be surmounting
you will be surmounting
they will be surmounting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been surmounting
you have been surmounting
he/she/it has been surmounting
we have been surmounting
you have been surmounting
they have been surmounting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been surmounting
you will have been surmounting
he/she/it will have been surmounting
we will have been surmounting
you will have been surmounting
they will have been surmounting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been surmounting
you had been surmounting
he/she/it had been surmounting
we had been surmounting
you had been surmounting
they had been surmounting
Conditional
I would surmount
you would surmount
he/she/it would surmount
we would surmount
you would surmount
they would surmount
Past Conditional
I would have surmounted
you would have surmounted
he/she/it would have surmounted
we would have surmounted
you would have surmounted
they would have surmounted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.surmount - 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
2.surmount - be on top of; "The scarf surmounted the gown"
head - be in the front of or on top of; "The list was headed by the name of the president"
pinnacle - surmount with a pinnacle; "pinnacle a pediment"
3.surmount - reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc"
arrive at, reach, attain, gain, hit, make - reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
4.surmount - be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
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"
outsmart, outwit, overreach, circumvent, outfox, beat - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
outgrow - grow faster than
outcry, outshout - shout louder than
outroar - roar louder than
outsail - sail faster or better than; "They outsailed the Roman fleet"
outdraw - draw a gun faster, or best someone in a gunfight
outsell - sell more than others; "This salesman outsells his colleagues"
outsell - be sold more often than other, similar products; "The new Toyota outsells the Honda by a wide margin"
outpace - surpass in speed; "Malthus believed that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence"
better, break - surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"
outshine - attract more attention and praise than others; "This film outshone all the others in quality"
outrange - have a greater range than (another gun)
outweigh - be heavier than
outbrave - be braver than
out-herod - surpass someone in cruelty or evil
outfox - outdo someone in trickery
shame - surpass or beat by a wide margin
outmarch - march longer distances and for a longer time than; "This guy can outmarch anyone!"
outwear - last longer than others; "This material outwears all others"

surmount

verb
1. overcome, master, conquer, pass, exceed, surpass, overpower, triumph over, vanquish, prevail over I realised I had to surmount the language barrier.
2. (Formal) cap, top, crown, tip The mountain is surmounted by a huge black castle.

surmount

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 pass by or over safely or successfully:
Translations
يَتَغَلَّب على المَصاعِب
překonat
overvinde
nadvisitiprebroditiprevladati
yfirstíga
pārvarēt

surmount

[sɜːˈmaʊnt] VT
1. [+ difficulty] → superar, vencer
2. surmounted by (Archit) → coronado de

surmount

[sərˈmaʊnt] vt [+ obstacle, difficulties] → surmonter

surmount

vt
difficulty, obstacleüberwinden
(esp Archit, Her etc) surmounted by somethingvon or mit etw gekrönt

surmount

[sɜːˈmaʊnt] vt (difficulty) → sormontare

surmount

(səˈmaunt) verb
to overcome or deal with (problems, obstacles etc) successfully. He surmounted these obstacles without trouble.
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