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Synonyms of 'overshadow'

(verb) 
Definition
to sadden the atmosphere of
The lovely wedding was overshadowed by the rain.
Synonyms
spoil
It is important not to let mistakes spoil your life.
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ruin
The original decor was all ruined during renovation.
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mar
The scar was discreet enough not to mar his good looks.
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wreck
Vandals wrecked the garden.
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scar
The table top was scarred and dented.
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blight
families whose lives were blighted by unemployment
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crool or cruel (Australian, slang)
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mess up
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take the edge off
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put a damper on
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cast a gloom upon
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take the pleasure or enjoyment out of
(verb) 
Definition
to make (someone or something) seem insignificant or less important by comparison
She overshadows all the other members of the cast.
Synonyms
outshine
He outshone all the other contestants.
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eclipse
The gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
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surpass
He was determined to surpass the achievements of his older brothers.
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rise above
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upstage
He had a younger brother who always publicly upstaged him.
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outclass
This story outclasses anything written by her contemporaries.
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take precedence over
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be superior to
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tower above
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be head and shoulders above
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steal the limelight from
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leave or put in the shade
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render insignificant by comparison
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throw into the shade
(verb) 
one of the towers that overshadow the square
Synonyms
shade
a health resort whose beaches are shaded by palm trees
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eclipse
The sun was eclipsed by the moon.
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darken
A storm darkened the sky.
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of blight
Definition
to cause to suffer a blight
families whose lives were blighted by unemployment
Synonyms
mar,
crool or cruel (Australian, slang),
mess up,
put a damper on
in the sense of cloud
Definition
to make or become more difficult to see through
Synonyms
in the sense of darken
Definition
to make or become dark or darker
A storm darkened the sky.

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