Definition for overcome

adjective as in overwhelmed; visibly moved

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Example Sentences

Fortune recently spoke with Tedder to learn more about his new business venture, the lessons learned, the hurdles overcome, and plans for the next year.

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Public-health officials will also have to overcome reluctance by some Americans to get a shot.

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Joe knows what it’s like to struggle, which is why he gives his personal phone number to kids overcoming a stutter of their own.

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Now, scientists have pinpointed a compound emitted by congregating locusts that might explain how individuals of one widespread species overcome their innate aversion to socializing.

In addition to that tension, the Jazz will also have to overcome the absence of Bojan Bogdanović, who is out for the restart after having surgery on his wrist.

Who knew that “we shall overcome” meant “we, the few, shall book covers every decade or so, maybe, sometimes, if we are in style.”

She fails to appreciate the congressional and constitutional obstacles Johnson had to overcome to win passage of the bill.

She was separated from her colleagues after they were overcome by smoke and heat and ordered to withdraw.

To overcome these impediments, at least two tour operators bring visitors into the region.

What kind of advice would you give to young women to overcome that glass ceiling?

His departure in autumn had been so gradual, that it was difficult to say when night began to overcome the day.

In brief, by the close of the year, the phenomenal conditions growing directly out of the European war had been met and overcome.

De Castellor was now in his seat; and when Castanos came off; the Duke was stunned into stupor, overcome by the illimitable ruin.

A very brief exercise of Mr. Sikess art sufficed to overcome the fastening of the lattice, and it soon stood wide open also.

He gazed at us all in wonderment, and, overcome by mingled shame and exhaustion, I sank into a chair and popped no more.


On this page you'll find 155 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overcome, such as: affected, beaten, buried, conquered, defeated, and overthrown.

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