overcome

Meanings

Verb

Noun

Origin

  • From Middle English overcomen, from Old English ofercuman ("to overcome, subdue, compel, conquer, obtain, attain, reach, overtake"), corresponding to over- + come. Cognate with Dutch overkomen ("to overcome"), German √ľberkommen ("to overcome"), Danish overkomme ("to overcome"), Swedish √∂verkomma ("to overcome").

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