Synonyms for overpower:
massacre, pulverize, choke, whitewash, outfox, shellac, outgun, roll over, shut out, see off, avenge, slaughter, crowd out, outface, shut down, take apart, edge out, polish off, prevail, outmaneuver, demolish, blow out.
steamroll, upset, outplay, trounce.
lay by the heels.
Other synonyms and related words:
catch up with, flatten, outgun, annihilate, get the better of, pass, whitewash, squash, engulf, have the best, blow away, destroy, hammer, oppress, outmaneuver, best, eliminate, overmaster, drown, demolish, drub, get, dazzle, skunk, slaughter, prostrate, lick, prevail, sweep over, get the best, overhaul, subjugate, shellac, wallop, force, fascinate, smear, blitz, roll over, pacify, smash, devastate, down, polish off, get over, pulverize, steamroller, choke, thrash, confound, skin, whelm, overtake, waste, seize, catch, clobber, overwhelm, flood out, submerge, outfox, upset, deluge, suppress, dethrone, oppose, cream, discomfit, massacre, dominate.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
beat; get the upper hand (verb)
drub, smash, overthrow, blow away, quell, clobber, crush, rout, overcome, subdue, knock out, vanquish, roll over, conquer, prostrate, trounce, drown, overwhelm, waste, whelm, defeat, subjugate, cream.
Usage examples for overpower:
- The Baris desired to make friends with their powerful enemy, the Loquia: they accordingly invited this tribe to form an alliance and to join in a combined attack upon Gondokoro, by which means they hoped to overpower and destroy our force, and to become possessed of many thousand cattle which were now at head- quarters. - "Ismailia", Samuel W. Baker.
- To succeed in our enterprise it would be necessary first to capture the engine in a guarded camp with soldiers standing around as spectators, and then to run it from one to two hundred miles through the enemy's country, and to deceive or overpower all trains that should be met- a large contract for twenty men. - "Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War", Various.