What is overcome?

  • (verb): Win a victory over.
    Example: "You must overcome all difficulties"
    Synonyms: get the better of, defeat
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on overcome:

Sampajañña - From The Pali Canon
... contemplating the body in the body, ardent, clearly comprehending and mindful, having overcome, in this world, covetousness and grief he lives contemplating feelings in feelings, ardent ...
Callum Mc Kay - Samantha Thomas
... In 2007 Sam returned when she and Yvonne made a pact to overcome their fears ... Sam helped Yvonne overcome her fear of worms whilst Yvonne helped Sam overcome her fear of flying ...
We Shall Overcome - Copyright and Royalties
... "I'll Overcome Someday" written by Rev ... of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, is the likely source of "We Shall Overcome," although the title, words, and tune differ substantially ... "We Shall Overcome" is an adaptation by Zilphia Horton, Guy Carawan, Frank Hamilton, and Pete Seeger, of a song that Zilphia Horton heard sung by union organizer Lucille Simmons in 1945 ...
I Shall Overcome - Track Listings - Digital Download
... I Shall Overcome (Album Version) I Shall Overcome (Per Un Pugno Di Hard-Fi Version) I Shall Overcome (Axwell Remix) I Shall Overcome (Shoes Remix) ...

More definitions of "overcome":

  • (verb): Overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome.
    Synonyms: get the best, have the best

Famous quotes containing the word overcome:

    A good story is one that isn’t demanding, that proceeds from A to B, and above all doesn’t remind us of the bad times, the cardboard patches we used to wear in our shoes, the failed farms, the way people you love just up and die. It tells us instead that hard work and perseverance can overcome all obstacles; it tells lie after lie, and the happy ending is the happiest lie of all.
    Kathleen Norris (b. 1947)

    My tendency to nervousness in my younger days, in view of the fact of a number of near relatives on both my father’s and mother’s side of the house having become insane, gave some serious uneasiness. I made up my mind to overcome it.... In the cross-examination of witnesses before a crowded court-house ... I soon found I could control myself even in the worst of testing cases. Finally, in battle.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    No, the only things which do not bother me are the elements. I can overcome them without a fight. All one has to do to get the best of the elements is to stand pat and one will win.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)