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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)

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.

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."