overpower in English

Pronunciation
v. subdue; take control of; overwhelm or overcome (as with force or emotion); bestow with an excessive amount of power

Example Sentences

The thought of the young gray goose had overpowered him.
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Then what must his feelings be now, when he was so tiny that two or three of them could overpower him?
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Caesar easily overpowered these people, but it had cost him precious time and resources.
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The commandos burst into the room and overpowered the hijackers.
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The groups were repeating it from one to another with an amazement which seemed to overpower their grief. "Jaures assassinated! And what for?"
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To this opening burst, which seemed like a voice lifted up to heaven from earth, responded a sweet and distant note, which went on swelling and swelling in volume until it became a torrent of overpowering harmony.
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This same yearning was inspiring Marguerite when she came away from her lessons. She was advancing from one overpowering dread to another, accepting the first rudiments of surgery as the greatest of scientific marvels.
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wishing to overpower her. The sight of all her people rising en masse was becoming an increasingly shameful torture for Desnoyers, making him think all the time of what he should have done in his youth,
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When the morning breeze began to sift in through the little window he fell slowly into a heavy, overpowering sleep, like that of criminals condemned to death, or duellists before the fatal morning.
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But there was a fragrance, the almost overpowering, cloying fragrance of all those little blossoms with their monkey faces.
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Synonyms

overcome: subdue, discomfit, stun, overwhelm

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