- to get the better of by superior power; make helpless; subdue
- to dominate because of superior or excessive strength; overwhelm: a dish overpowered by garlic
- to supply with more power than is needed
transitive verbo·ver·pow·ered, o·ver·pow·er·ing, o·ver·pow·ers
- To overcome or vanquish by superior force; subdue.
- To affect so strongly as to make helpless or ineffective; overwhelm.
- To supply with excessive mechanical power.
(third-person singular simple present overpowers, present participle overpowering, simple past and past participle overpowered)
- To subdue someone by superior force.
- We overpowered the opposing army within a couple of hours.
- To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to subdue.
- Bright light overpowers the eyes.
- To render imperceptible by means of greater strength, intensity etc.
- The dish was OK, but the garlic slightly overpowered the herbs.
over- +"Ž power