To overcome obstacles.
To overcome enemies in battle.
I was overcome with anger.
An example of overcome is when you are born in great poverty but become a millionaire.
An example of overcome is when you are wrongly imprisoned and you overpower the guards and escape.
An example of overcome is when you are consumed with happiness.
Overcome by pity.
Overcame the opposing team in the last quarter.
Tried to overcome the obstacles of poverty.
Was overcome with grief.
Origin of overcome
- From Middle English overcomen, from Old English ofercuman (“to overcome, subdue, compel, conquer, obtain, attain, reach, overtake"), corresponding to over- +"Ž come. Cognate with Dutch overkomen (“to overcome"), German überkommen (“to overcome"), Danish overkomme (“to overcome"), Swedish överkomma (“to overcome").