Synonyms for (verb) overcome

Synonyms: overcome, have the best, get the best

Definition: overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome

Usage: Heart disease can get the best of us

Similar words: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out

Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game


Synonyms: get over, master, overcome, subdue, surmount

Definition: get on top of; deal with successfully

Usage: He overcame his shyness

Similar words: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out

Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game


Synonyms: sweep over, overtake, overwhelm, overcome, overpower, whelm

Definition: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy