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I truly believe that we can overcome any hurdle that lies before us and create the life we want to live. I have seen it happen time and time again.
Gillian Anderson

Meaning of "overcome" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OVERCOME

overcome  [ˌəʊvəˈkʌm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OVERCOME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Overcome is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb overcome in English.

WHAT DOES OVERCOME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Definition of overcome in the English dictionary

The first definition of overcome in the dictionary is to get the better of in a conflict. Other definition of overcome is to render incapable or powerless by laughter, sorrow, exhaustion, etc. Overcome is also to surmount.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OVERCOME

PRESENT

Present
I overcome
you overcome
he/she/it overcomes
we overcome
you overcome
they overcome
Present continuous
I am overcoming
you are overcoming
he/she/it is overcoming
we are overcoming
you are overcoming
they are overcoming
Present perfect
I have overcome
you have overcome
he/she/it has overcome
we have overcome
you have overcome
they have overcome
Present perfect continuous
I have been overcoming
you have been overcoming
he/she/it has been overcoming
we have been overcoming
you have been overcoming
they have been overcoming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I overcame
you overcame
he/she/it overcame
we overcame
you overcame
they overcame
Past continuous
I was overcoming
you were overcoming
he/she/it was overcoming
we were overcoming
you were overcoming
they were overcoming
Past perfect
I had overcome
you had overcome
he/she/it had overcome
we had overcome
you had overcome
they had overcome
Past perfect continuous
I had been overcoming
you had been overcoming
he/she/it had been overcoming
we had been overcoming
you had been overcoming
they had been overcoming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will overcome
you will overcome
he/she/it will overcome
we will overcome
you will overcome
they will overcome
Future continuous
I will be overcoming
you will be overcoming
he/she/it will be overcoming
we will be overcoming
you will be overcoming
they will be overcoming
Future perfect
I will have overcome
you will have overcome
he/she/it will have overcome
we will have overcome
you will have overcome
they will have overcome
Future perfect continuous
I will have been overcoming
you will have been overcoming
he/she/it will have been overcoming
we will have been overcoming
you will have been overcoming
they will have been overcoming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would overcome
you would overcome
he/she/it would overcome
we would overcome
you would overcome
they would overcome
Conditional continuous
I would be overcoming
you would be overcoming
he/she/it would be overcoming
we would be overcoming
you would be overcoming
they would be overcoming
Conditional perfect
I would have overcome
you would have overcome
he/she/it would have overcome
we would have overcome
you would have overcome
they would have overcome
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been overcoming
you would have been overcoming
he/she/it would have been overcoming
we would have been overcoming
you would have been overcoming
they would have been overcoming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you overcome
we let´s overcome
you overcome
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to overcome
Past participle
overcome
Present Participle
overcoming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OVERCOME


become
bɪˈkʌm
come
kʌm
cum
kʌm
downcome
ˈdaʊnˌkʌm
forthcome
fɔːθˈkʌm
income
ˈɪnkʌm
lower-income
ˌləʊəˈɪnkʌm
misbecome
ˌmɪsbɪˈkʌm
newcome
ˈnjuːˌkʌm
offscum
ˈɒfˌskʌm
oncome
ˈɒnˌkʌm
outcome
ˈaʊtˌkʌm
owrecome
ˈaʊəˌkʌm
scum
skʌm
succumb
səˈkʌm
unovercome
ˌʌnˌəʊvəˈkʌm
upcome
ˈʌpˌkʌm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OVERCOME

overcoach
overcoat
overcold
overcolor
overcolour
overcomer
overcommit
overcommitment
overcommitted
overcommitting
overcommunicate
overcompensate
overcompensation
overcompensatory
overcomplex
overcompliance
overcomplicate
overcompress
overconcern
overconfidence

WORDS THAT END LIKE OVERCOME

accrued income
assessable income
cash income
discretionary income
disposable income
earned income
foreign currency income
gross domestic income
hero´s welcome
high-income
investment income
kingdom come
national income
outstay one´s welcome
per capita income
private income
residual income
unearned income
unwelcome
welcome

Synonyms and antonyms of overcome in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OVERCOME»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «overcome» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of overcome

Translation of «overcome» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OVERCOME

Find out the translation of overcome to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of overcome from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «overcome» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

战胜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

superar
570 millions of speakers

English

overcome
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उबरने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَتَغَلَّبُ عَلَى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

преодолевать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

superar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরাস্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

surmonter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengatasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

überwinden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

克服する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

극복하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngatasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đánh bại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

üstesinden gelmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

superare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pokonać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

долати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a depăși
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπερνικώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oorkom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

besegra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

overvinne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of overcome

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OVERCOME»

The term «overcome» is very widely used and occupies the 4.083 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OVERCOME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «overcome» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «overcome» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about overcome

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «OVERCOME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word overcome.
1
James Randolph Adams
Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture - and forget that merchandise must be sold.
2
Gillian Anderson
I truly believe that we can overcome any hurdle that lies before us and create the life we want to live. I have seen it happen time and time again.
3
Criss Angel
I have mentally overcome situations most of you would be terrified to ever attempt: heights, fire, needles, spiders, snakes, angry monkeys, being shot, being hit by a car, going blind - you name it, I have been in a situation where I have had to mentally overcome my inherent fears to do my job.
4
Devon Aoki
In modeling, my height was a big challenge to overcome, because I was pretty much the shortest girl on the runway whenever I was doing the catwalk. The clothes didn't fit and the shoes didn't fit. It was an issue, but luckily, it didn't prevent me from working.
5
Anne F. Beiler
To overcome adverse circumstances, you have to learn to overcome your own hang-ups, values, and idiosyncrasies in order to value other people, cultures, and ideas.
6
Barry Bonds
But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best.
7
Georg Brandes
I was not afraid of what I did not like. To overcome dislike of a thing often satisfied one's feeling of honour.
8
Brendon Burchard
Even if you overcome a tremendous challenge and feel the personal victory, it's simply not powerful enough. It may activate your left brain, which says, 'I have achieved,' but it will not activate your more social right brain, which desperately desires to say, 'Look, Ma, I did it!'
9
Laura Bush
We can overcome evil with greater good.
10
Susan Cain
I think the shyness one feels in childhood is often overcome with time. There are children who hide behind their parents' legs, but you don't see grown-ups hiding behind people. It just doesn't happen. I mean, not that often. People develop social skills over time.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OVERCOME»

Discover the use of overcome in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to overcome and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
How to Overcome Premature Ejaculation
How to Overcome Premature Ejaculation discusses male sexual response and the cause of its disorders, and provides advice on leading a more normal sex life.
Helen Singer Kaplan, 2013
2
Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American ...
Run to Overcome tells the inspirational story of a man who discovered the real meaning of victory, and who embodies the American spirit of overcoming the odds.
Meb Keflezighi, 2010
3
Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the ...
In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs--along with the collective mind-sets in our organizations--combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change.
Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey, 2013
4
Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety Or School ...
Helps parents decide when a child's reluctance to leave them, and in particular a refusal to go to school, goes beyond normal separation anxiety, and suggests ways to help children develop the power to cope with the problem.
Andrew R. Eisen, Linda B. Engler, 2006
5
How to Overcome Fear: and Live Your Life to the Fullest
Large or small, the things we fear may seem insurmountable, but they're not. How to Overcome Fear teaches you that the closer you get to your fears, the more you understand them and the more easily you can defeat them.
Marcos Witt, 2007
6
We Shall Overcome: The History of the American Civil Rights ...
Uses the words of spirituals and other music of the time to frame a discussion of the civil rights movement in the United States, focusing on specific people, incidents, and court cases.
Reggie Finlayson, 2003
7
Dr. Seth's Love Prescription: Overcome Relationship ...
Noted psychologist Seth Meyers, PsyD--aka Dr. Seth--has developed a foolproof four-step cure for Relationship Repetition Syndrome (RRS). With this book, you can avoid making the same mistakes in your love life over and over again.
Dr Seth Meyers, 2010
8
How to Overcome Fear
Fear is one of the biggest enemies and most common negative emotions felt by humans. This book helps you to understand the causes of fear and guides you to overcome it to enjoy your life fully.
M.K. Gupta, 1996
9
Helping Students Overcome Depression and Anxiety, Second ...
A Practical Guide Kenneth W. Merrell. The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series Kenneth W. Merrell, Series Editor Books in this series address the complex academic, behavioral, and social–emotional needs of children and ...
Kenneth W. Merrell, 2013
10
Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions
Once considered almost untreatable, OCD is now known to be a highly treatable disorder using behavior therapy. In this newly revised edition of Stop Obsessing! Drs.
Edna B. Foa, Reid Wilson, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OVERCOME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term overcome is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Tampa Bay Rays can't overcome Chris Davis' grand slam in loss to …
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Erasmo Ramirez of the Tampa Bay Rays had his first bad inning in almost two months, and Chris Davis made ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
2
MCC board mulls tax hike to overcome state funding cuts
McLennan Community College officials say a property tax increase is needed to overcome steep cuts in state appropriations for the upcoming ... «Waco Tribune-Herald, Jul 15»
3
MPs say will continue to walk the ground and overcome challenges
Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang Alex Yam says the new Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC will help to meet the challenges of population ... «Channel News Asia, Jul 15»
4
Stressful, but can be overcome
Bankruptcy can be a stressful time, but it can be overcome, said a former bankrupt who wanted to be known only as George, 63. He was ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
5
GG says enough Good people in Jamaica to overcome bad
Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen emphasisses that the barriers that divide Jamaicans must be broken down and efforts made to restore the ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Jul 15»
6
Canberra overcome Panthers in Penrith try-fest
share. AAP. Source: Canberra have overcome a couple of dubious video refereeing decisions to defeat Penrith 34-24 in a 10-try NRL thriller at Pepper Stadium. «TVNZ, Jul 15»
7
Revenge is sweet as Adams, Fauble overcome semifinal nemesis
The doubles team earned a rematch with Ryan Schnack and Curtis Fauble -- Andrew's father -- in the semifinals of the men's open division of ... «Quincy Herald Whig, Jul 15»
8
Murray's Britt trying to overcome long odds
"He's overcome a ton of adversity," Speed said. "When I went to him last year, I told him 'we can turn this around if you're willing to work hard.'". «Paducah Sun, Jul 15»
9
Eagleville must overcome youth, inexperience in 2015
"I see a lot of youth and inexperience," said eighth-year head coach Steve Carson. "It's going to be a work in progress. We're going to have a lot ... «Murfreesboro Post, Jul 15»
10
Nicky English: Better players of Waterford should overcome Dublin's …
Waterford were having a superb year, arriving into a Munster final on a high, until all of a sudden they were beaten twice in three days. «Irish Times, Jul 15»

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