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  • verbflood, beat physically
  • verbastonish, devastate

synonyms for overwhelm

  • crush
  • defeat
  • deluge
  • destroy
  • engulf
  • inundate
  • overcome
  • overpower
  • overrun
  • rout
  • submerge
  • swamp
  • bury
  • conquer
  • drown
  • drub
  • massacre
  • overflow
  • overthrow
  • smother
  • thrash
  • total
  • whip
  • win
See also synonyms for: overwhelmed / overwhelming / overwhelms
  • confound
  • disturb
  • dumbfound
  • bewilder
  • upset
  • puzzle
  • shock
  • confuse
  • overpower
  • swamp
  • demoralize
  • destroy
  • surprise
  • stun
  • overcome
  • steamroller
  • floor
  • wreck
  • shatter
  • stagger
  • drown
  • kill
  • downgrade
  • subordinate
  • prostrate
  • bowl over
  • do in
  • blow out of the water
  • render speechless
  • run circles around
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antonyms for overwhelm

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  • encourage
  • inspirit
  • lose
  • surrender
  • underwhelm
  • yield
  • fail
  • forfeit
  • uncover
  • underwhelm
  • help
  • yield
  • order
  • clear up
  • clarify
  • assist
  • aid
  • create
  • surrender
  • organize
  • comfort
  • explain
  • enlighten
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How to use overwhelm in a sentence

This could help groups deal with those whose behavior is often flagged, but it could also overwhelm groups with a large number of users.
FACEBOOK TRIES TO CLEAN UP GROUPS WITH NEW POLICIESSARAH PEREZSEPTEMBER 17, 2020TECHCRUNCH
The uptick in mail votes threatens to overwhelm the cash-strapped Postal Service, which recently warned that some state absentee ballot deadlines may not allow for enough time for ballots to be delivered and counted.
PROPUBLICA’S PANDEMIC GUIDE TO MAKING SURE YOUR VOTE COUNTSBY SUSIE ARMITAGESEPTEMBER 16, 2020PROPUBLICA
Two years ago, the left badly underestimated what it would take to beat Carper, as a surge of suburban turnout overwhelmed Harris's 29,406 votes — thousands more than her campaign thought she needed.
THE TRAILER: THE FIRST STATE GOES LASTDAVID WEIGELSEPTEMBER 15, 2020WASHINGTON POST
As outbreaks overwhelmed hospitals in April, pressure from local public officials grew, leading to the rapid-fire closures of some of the nation’s largest slaughterhouses.
EMAILS SHOW THE MEATPACKING INDUSTRY DRAFTED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO KEEP PLANTS OPENBY MICHAEL GRABELL AND BERNICE YEUNGSEPTEMBER 14, 2020PROPUBLICA
Once they make their way in, these hues, with their longer wavelengths, overwhelm the sky.
HOW RAGING WILDFIRES CREATE A HELLISH RED SKYSARA KILEY WATSONSEPTEMBER 10, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Once you commit to losing weight, you may be overwhelmed by all the potential tips and tricks out there for slimming down.
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The footage has a hypnotic, almost balletic quality, designed to influence and overwhelm the sense-making capacity of watchers consuming it from a safe distance online.
HOW AN OVERLOAD OF RIOT PORN IS DRIVING CONFLICT IN THE STREETSBOBBIE JOHNSONSEPTEMBER 3, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
If you just lie and break legal rules frequently enough and brazenly enough, the sheer volume of misconduct will overwhelm the systems that are designed to check them.
THE RNC WEAPONIZED EXHAUSTIONZACK BEAUCHAMPAUGUST 28, 2020VOX
Heule estimates anything larger than 12-by-12 matrices overwhelms present-day computing power.
COMPUTER SCIENTISTS ATTEMPT TO CORNER THE COLLATZ CONJECTUREKEVIN HARTNETTAUGUST 26, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
One very real possibility is that states that are mailing ballots, or even applications for mail-in ballots, to every voter for the first time overwhelm the election workers tasked with processing those materials.
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERWHELM

  • amaze
  • astound
  • bewilder
  • blow away
  • blow one's mind
  • boggle
  • bowl over
  • confound
  • daze
  • dumbfound
  • flabbergast
  • floor
  • knock over
  • overwhelm
  • put one away
  • shock
  • spring on
  • stagger
  • startle
  • stun
  • stupefy
  • take aback
  • throw a curve
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