Definition of Overcome

1. Verb. Win a victory over. "The fighter managed to overcome his opponent"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"




2. Verb. Get on top of; deal with successfully. "He overcame his shyness"
Exact synonyms: Get Over, Master, Subdue, Surmount
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish
Specialized synonyms: Bulldog

3. Verb. Overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli.

4. Verb. Overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome. "The fighter managed to overcome his opponent"; "Heart disease can get the best of us"
Exact synonyms: Get The Best, Have The Best
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish

Definition of Overcome

1. v. t. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle.

2. v. i. To gain the superiority; to be victorious.

Definition of Overcome

1. Verb. (transitive) To surmount (a physical or abstract obstacle); to prevail over, to get the better of. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To win (a battle). ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To win or prevail in some sort of battle, contest, etc. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive usually in passive) To overwhelm with emotion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overcome

1. to get the better of [v -CAME, -COMING, -COMES]

Medical Definition of Overcome

1. 1. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle. "This wretched woman overcome Of anguish, rather than of crime, hath been." (Spenser) 2. To overflow; to surcharge. 3. To come or pass over; to spreads over. "And overcome us like a summer's cloud." (Shak) Synonym: To conquer, subdue, vanquish, overpower, overthrow, overturn, defeat, crush, overbear, overwhelm, prostrate, beat, surmount. See Conquer. Origin: AS. Ofercuman. See Over, Come, and cf. Supervene. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Overcome

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The unit of work is that which is required to overcome a resistance of a dyne over a centimetre, and is called an Erg. In the latitude of Paris the dyne is ..."

2. Annual Report (1903)
"OBSTACLES overcome. Before proceeding to the consideration of the task with whicl this Commission was now confronted, it is instructive to review the ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"St. Louis's scruples as to the rights of Conradin and Edmund were overcome, and though he refused the crown for himself or his sons, he finally permitted ..."

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