What is the meaning of overcome?


  • Win a victory over.
    • usage: "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
  • Get on top of; deal with successfully.
    • usage: "He overcame his shyness"
  • Overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli.
  • Overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome.
    • usage: "Heart disease can get the best of us"
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