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Definition of the verb overwhelm

What does overwhelm mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: overwhelmed | overwhelming | overwhelms

  1. overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
  2. charge someone with too many tasks
  3. cover completely or make imperceptible
  4. overcome by superior force

Alternative definition of the verb overwhelm

verb

  1. To engulf, surge-over and submerge
  2. To overpower, crush
  3. To overpower emotionally

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for overwhelm

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Google previewGet Unstuck, Be Unstoppable (2014)

Step into the Amazing Life God Imagined for You by Valorie Burton

Overwhelm is a sign your capacity has been reached. Pay attention. If you go too long in this state, the consequences can be even bigger than just missing your opportunity. Your health and mental wellness could be at stake as a result of the ...

Google previewThe Cross of Ares (1920)

And Other Sketches by Lawrence Perkins

Overwhelm is a good word for that is precisely what it did. Drinking is an art not understood in the United States of America. For that matter we have not learned the art of eating, either, and let us remember not so many years ago dancing round ...

Google previewShepherd's Notes: 2 Corinthians (1998)

by Dana Gould

“Overwhelmed by excessive sorrow” The word overwhelm is a compound word madeupof the preposition “down” andthe verb “to swallow.”They combineto forma word that means “to swallow down,” or “to swallow up completely.” This word ...

Google previewGRE Premier 2017 with 6 Practice Tests (2016)

Online + Book + Videos + Mobile by Kaplan

overwhelm is the opposite of what you need and can be rejected. (B) diminish , (D) mitigate, and (F) belittle are all possible choices, but none of these words are strong enough to convey the meaning you are looking for. (C) obviate ...

Google previewGRE 2016 Strategies, Practice, and Review with 4 Practice Tests (2015)

Book + Online by Kaplan

overwhelm is the opposite of what you need and can be rejected. (B) diminish , (D) mitigate, and (F) belittle are all possible choices, but none of these words are strong enough to convey the meaning you are looking for. (C) obviate and (E) ...

Google previewGRE Prep Plus 2018 (2017)

Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online + Video + Mobile by Kaplan Test Prep

overwhelm is the opposite of what you need and can be rejected. (B) diminish , (D) mitigate, and (F) belittle are all possible choices, but none of these words are strong enough to convey the meaning you are looking for. (C) obviate and (E) ...

Google previewGRE 2017 Strategies, Practice & Review with 4 Practice Tests (2016)

Online + Book by Kaplan

overwhelm is the opposite of what you need and can be rejected.

Google previewGRE Premier 2016 with 6 Practice Tests (2015)

Book + Online + Video by Kaplan

overwhelm is the opposite of what you need and can be rejected. (B) diminish , (D) mitigate, and (F) belittle are all possible choices, but none of these words are strong enough to convey the meaning you are looking for. (C) obviate and (E) ...

Google previewEnergetic Empowerment (2005)

Channeled Teachings of St. Francis by Anina Davenport

Overwhelm is a problem and if you feel overwhelmed relax, let go and go inside and regroup. It's a constant dance of going inside and then stepping out and dancing with the world without getting lost. Stay with your Self. If necessary connect ...

Google previewPrince Charming Isn't Coming (2007)

How Women Get Smart About Money by Barbara Stanny

Overwhelm is an inevitable part of our initiation into the ranks of the financially enlightened. But gratefully, overwhelm is only temporary, usually short-lived, and it invariably passes. However, since this is not a topic generally discussed in ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

hands down outdo; overcome; overpower; overwhelm; prevail; quell; rout; succeed; triumph; trounce; vanquish; win. 4. attempt; drudge; endeavor; essay; exert; grind; grub; labor; moil; slave; strain; strive; struggle; sweat; toil; travail; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Synonymical Terms of the English Language (1850)

by James Rawson

Bear down, repress, overwhelm, overpower, subdue. OVERBEARING. — Haughty, dogmatical, imperious, lordly, domineering. To OVERCOME.— Conquer, vanish, subdue, surmount. To OVERFLOW — Inundate, deluge, overwhelm.

Google previewDictionary of English Synonyms Alphabetically Classified (1907)

by Thomas Fenby

run over, deluge, inundate, overwhelm, flood. To OVERPOWER (».) —overcome, conquer, subdue, vanquish, defeat, crush, subjugate, overthrow, rout, discomfit, overwhelm. To OVER-RULE (».)— control, supersede, annul, prevail, ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

deluge, master, overbear, overcome, overthrow, overwhelm, rout, stun, subdue, subjugate, trounce, vanquish override: annul, cancel, defeat, nullify, quash, reverse, revoke, veto overrule: abrogate, disallow, invalidate, overturn, supersede, ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2003)

by American Heritage Dictionary

happen to, outstnp 09 dnve past, overwhelm 1 1 leave behind, pull abead oi 13 catch unawares 14 take...

displace, downiall, overcome, tum ovec vanquish 09 bnngdown, overpowec overwhelm, unseating 10 deposition 11 destruction, ...

Google previewA Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1960)

by John R. Clark Hall, Herbert Dean Meritt

oferwrecan* to overwhelm, WW35". of erwrSon1' s to cover over, ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and Scientific (1853)

Adapted to the Present State of Literature, Science, and Art; on the Basis of Webster's English Dictionary ... Comprising All Words Purely English ... by John Ogilvie

OVERWHELM', v. t. To overspread or crush beneath something violent and weighty, that covers or encompasses the whole; as, to overwhelm with waves. —2. To immerse and bear down ; in a figurative sense; ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary (1863)

English, Technological, and Scientific by John Ogilvie

Literally, to overwhelm in water; and appropriately, to extinguish life by immersion in water or cther fluid; applied to animals: also, to suspend animation by submersion.–2. To overwhelm in water; as, to drown weeds. –3. To overflow; to deluge; ...

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Usage statistics about overwhelm

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb overwhelm:

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Enlightenment must come little by little - otherwise it would overwhelm. (Idries Shah)
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Scrabble value of O1V4E1R1W4H4E1L1M3

The value of this 9-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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