Synonyms for overshadow
- leave in the shade
- rise above
- steal spotlight
- take precedence
- tower above
Antonyms for overshadow
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OVERSHADOW
Nor should we permit our grievances to overshadow our opportunities.
There are phases in which something seems to overshadow the scene.
He allowed no thought of personal safety or success to overshadow the truth.
Nor is it the Sanctuary alone they overshadow with their wings of light.
“My own experience does not overshadow my judgment entirely, I hope,” said Algitha.
If his end was unheroic, the blot does not overshadow his life.
Oh, Isabel, pray for our father, that his angel may overshadow him with strong wings.
He could not bear to overshadow her life in case, etc., etc.
Prosperity, good will, spiritual power and growth, overshadow the Church.
The rocks which overshadow it do not veil it from the open light.
Old English ofersceadwian "to cast a shadow over, obscure;" see over + shadow (v.). It was used to render Latin obumbrare in New Testament, as were Middle High German überschatewen, Middle Dutch overschaduwen, Gothic ufarskadwjan. Figurative sense is from 1580s. Related: Overshadowed; overshadowing.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OVERSHADOW
- call the shots
- detract from
- have one's way
- have upper hand
- hold sway over
- keep under thumb
- lay down the law
- lead by the nose
- play first fiddle
- prevail over
- rule the roost
- run the show
- sit on top of