Spanish translation of 'overcome'
Word forms: overcome, past tense overcame , past participle overcome
1. (= conquer)
[enemy, opposition] vencer
[problem, temptation, inhibitions] superar ⧫ vencer
[rage, fear, disgust] superar ⧫ dominar
the book is an account of how she overcame cancer el libro describe cómo superó or venció el cáncer
her curiosity finally overcame her shyness finalmente, su curiosidad superó or venció su timidez
2. (= overwhelm)
[feeling] adueñarse de
[sleep, fatigue] vencer
a sense of total inadequacy overcame him una sensación de ineptitud total se adueñó de él
sleep overcame him lo venció el sueño
to be overcome by sth:
I was overcome by the heat el calor me agobió ⧫ me sentí agobiado por el calor
he was overcome by the smoke el humo le impidió respirar
she was quite overcome by the occasion la ocasión la conmovió mucho
overcome by curiosity, he reached out to touch it vencido or dominado por la curiosidad, extendió la mano para tocarlo
to be overcome with sth:
she was overcome with remorse le abrumaba el remordimiento
he was overcome with grief estaba abrumado or postrado de dolor
she was so overcome with emotion she couldn’t answer estaba tan conmovida que no podía responder
you don’t seem exactly overcome with joy no parece que estés rebosante de alegría
intransitive verbWE SHALL OVERCOMEWe Shall Overcome (Venceremos) es el título de una canción cantada por los miembros del llamado US Civil Rights Movement (movimiento por los derechos civiles en Estados Unidos). Se cantaba sobre todo en los años 50 y 60 durante las protestas contra la discriminación racial y aún hoy la usan quienes protestan en contra de la injusticia.
vencer ⧫ triunfar
we shall overcome! ¡venceremos!
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Example Sentences Including 'overcome'
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They need responsibility to overcome their feelings of inferiority.MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)
They overcome fear and become strong and successful.The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)
Will he overcome his fear and win over the other competitors with his big heart and his pluck?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It seemed as if the thought of him upset all her composure, destroyed the calm, overcame the exhaustion.North and South (1855)
He had clearly overcome any early lack of confidence.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The British double have become experts at overcoming tough situations.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Overcoming your feelings of guilt is quite another matter.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The box below will give you tips on how to overcome these negative feelings.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Both been overcome by smoke.The Sun (2013)
I ought to be able to overcome these feelings but they still well up inside me.The Sun (2016)
Most of the inJured were overcome by gas.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
She was overcome by smoke and battled back to life from a coma.The Sun (2012)
Two school friends have died after being overcome by leaking gas fumes in holiday accommodation.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
She overcame this to become a teacher.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It has helped me overcome my fear of boring the board with repetition.Christianity Today (2000)
Positive thinking is also essential when you want to overcome your fear.POSITIVELY FEARLESS: Breaking free of the fears that hold you back (2001)
These groups are often chaired by people who have overcome their particular fear problem and are in a position to give very sound advice.POSITIVELY FEARLESS: Breaking free of the fears that hold you back (2001)
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'overcome' in Other Languages
British English: overcome /ˌəʊvəˈkʌm/ VERB
If you overcome a problem or a feeling, you successfully deal with it and control it.
She had overcome her fear of flying.
- American English: overcome
- Arabic: يَتَغَلَّبُ عَلَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: superar
- Chinese: 战胜
- Croatian: svladati
- Czech: překonat problém
- Danish: overvinde
- Dutch: overwinnen
- European Spanish: superar
- Finnish: voittaa
- French: surmonter
- German: überwinden
- Greek: υπερνικώ
- Italian: superare
- Japanese: 克服する
- Korean: 극복하다
- Norwegian: overvinne
- Polish: pokonać przezwyciężyć
- European Portuguese: superar
- Romanian: a depăși
- Russian: преодолевать
- Latin American Spanish: superar
- Swedish: besegra
- Thai: เอาชนะ
- Turkish: üstesinden gelmek
- Ukrainian: долати
- Vietnamese: đánh bại
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