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Meaning of OVERPOWER

Pronunciation:  `owvu'paûur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  overcome by superior force
  2. [v]  overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
 

OVERPOWER is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: overcome, overmaster, overtake, overwhelm, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm
 
 See Also: arouse, beat, beat out, benight, clutch, crush, devastate, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, get hold of, kill, kindle, knock out, lock, provoke, raise, seize, shell, stagger, steamroll, steamroller, trounce, vanquish

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \O`ver*pow"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overpowered}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Overpowering}.]
    To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to vanquish;
    to subdue; as, the light overpowers the eyes. ``And
    overpower'd that gallant few.'' --Wordsworth.
    
    Syn: To overbear; overcome; vanquish; defeat; crush;
         overwhelm; overthrow; rout; conquer; subdue.
    
    
  2. \O"ver*pow`er\, n.
    A dominating power. --Bacon.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: amaze, be strong, bear down, beat, best, conquer, crush, daze, deck, defeat, drown out, dumbfound, floor, jam, master, nonplus, outroar, outshout, overcome, overmaster, overmatch, overset, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, pack a punch, prevail, put down, quell, send flying, shout down, silence, stagger, strike, stun, stupefy, subdue, subjugate, surmount, trip, trip up, upset, vanquish, whelm, worst
 

 

 

 

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