Definition of "overcome" []

  • To defeat (another) in competition or conflict; conquer. See Synonyms at defeat. (verb-transitive)
  • To prevail over; surmount: tried to overcome the obstacles of poverty. (verb-transitive)
  • To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply. (verb-transitive)
  • To surmount opposition; be victorious. (verb-intransitive)
  • To get the better of in a conflict (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To render incapable or powerless by laughter, sorrow, exhaustion, etc (verb)
  • To surmount (obstacles, objections, etc) (verb)
  • To be victorious (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "overcome" in a sentence
  • "Then he went into the room, where his family had assembled, with joyous heart and shining face, and raising both hands, and lifting his eyes heavenward, exclaimed, "_We have overcome, we have overcome_.""
  • "~beautiful drowning this beautiful drowning this holy water this holy water is in my lungs and i am overcome i am overcome i am overcome i am overcome~"
  • "They proved the most difficult thing for our team to overcome is to spread the perimeter and take away our offense with the trap and the 1-3-1."