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English verb: overpower

1. overpower (competition) overcome by superior force


ExamplesThe fighter managed to overpower his opponent


Synonymsovermaster, overwhelm


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish


Narrower (hyponym)steamroll, steamroller

2. overpower (emotion) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli


Synonymsovercome, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)benight, clutch, devastate, get hold of, kill, knock out, lock, seize, stagger









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