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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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