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synonyms for overtake

  • beat
  • befall
  • catch up with
  • engulf
  • outdistance
  • outdo
  • outstrip
  • overwhelm
  • better
  • happen
  • hit
  • overhaul
  • reach
  • strike
  • come upon
  • gain on
  • get past
  • get to
  • leave behind
  • take by surprise
See also synonyms for: overtaken / overtook
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antonyms for overtake

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  • lose
  • fail
  • miss
  • fall behind
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How to use overtake in a sentence

Print revenues are a bleaker picture, contributing to The Wall Street Journal reporting that digital ad revenues have overtaken print for the first time.
‘IT’S LESS DIRE THAN IT SEEMED TO BE’: HOW THE WALL STREET JOURNAL’S DIGITAL ADS BUSINESS HAS WEATHERED THE DOWNTURNLUCINDA SOUTHERNAUGUST 20, 2020DIGIDAY
You also forecast that, by 2035, China will overtake the United States as the largest economy.
HOW RISING EDUCATION FOR WOMEN IS SHAPING THE GLOBAL POPULATION - FACTS SO ROMANTICKIKI SANFORDAUGUST 19, 2020NAUTILUS
Both executives have helped steer the company through its digital transformation and, in the second quarter, its digital revenue overtook its print revenue for the first time.
HOW THE WORLD’S BIGGEST MEDIA COMPANIES FARED THROUGH THE ONGOING CRISIS IN Q2LARA O'REILLYAUGUST 12, 2020DIGIDAY
That level of error correction should noticeably extend the time before errors overtake the qubit.
TO LIVE UP TO THE HYPE, QUANTUM COMPUTERS MUST REPAIR THEIR ERROR PROBLEMSEMILY CONOVERJUNE 22, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
In short, experimental science needs to overtake the observational science that has dominated the field.
RANDOM SEARCH WIRED INTO ANIMALS MAY HELP THEM HUNTLIAM DREWJUNE 11, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
On the broken porch of the abandoned house Amy stopped and waited for her chum to overtake her.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
In tax-paying circles it is said that the fashionable thing will be to start now and let the airship overtake you if it can.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 158, APRIL 28, 1920VARIOUS
The laws of the Church of God remain immutable, amid the changes that overtake the various communities of men.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Walk while ye have the light that darkness overtake you not: and he that walketh in the darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
HIS LAST WEEKWILLIAM E. BARTON
Moreover, he continued his swift course, always approaching and tending to overtake the slower bodies that preceded him, viz.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERTAKE

  • be victorious
  • best
  • better
  • conquer
  • exceed
  • excel
  • outdo
  • outplay
  • outrival
  • outrun
  • outshine
  • outstrip
  • overcome
  • overtake
  • overwhelm
  • shoot ahead of
  • subdue
  • top
  • transcend
  • triumph
  • vanquish
  • whip
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