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Synonyms of overcome in English:


  • 1 neither team was strong enough to overcome the other
    defeat, beat, best, conquer, trounce, thrash, rout, vanquish, overwhelm, overpower, destroy, drub, get the better of, triumph over, prevail over, gain a victory over, win over/against, outdo, outclass, outstrip, surpass, excel, worst, subdue, quash, crush
    informal slaughter, murder, kill, clobber, hammer, whip, lick, paste, crucify, demolish, tank, wipe the floor with, make mincemeat of, blow out of the water, take to the cleaners, walk (all) over, run rings around
    British informal stuff
    North American informal shellac, skunk
    US informal own
  • 2 a one-day course which helps people overcome their fear of flying
    get the better of, prevail over, control, get control of, get/bring under control, bridle, tame, master, gain mastery over, deal with, conquer, defeat, vanquish, beat, solve, triumph over, best, worst, overpower, overwhelm;
    get over, get a grip on, curb, subdue, subjugate, repress, quell, quash
    informal lick
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  • I was overcome, half-suffocated by the sadness
    overwhelmed, emotional, moved, affected, struck, choky, speechless, at a loss for words, shaken, disturbed
    informal bowled over
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