English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'overload'

(verb) 
Definition
to put too large a load on or in (something)
Don't overload the boat or it will sink.
Synonyms
weigh down
,
burden
We decided not to burden him with the news.
,
encumber
fishermen encumbered with bulky clothing and boots
,
overburden
(verb) 
an effective method that will not overload staff with more paperwork
Synonyms
strain
Resources will be further strained by new demands for housing.
,
tax
Overcrowding has taxed the city's ability to deal with waste.
, ,
saddle
The war saddled the country with huge foreign debt.
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oppress
The atmosphere in the room oppressed her.
,
overwork
They overwork their staff.
, ,
weigh down
, ,
overtax
,
overburden
,
push to the limit
(noun) 
Definition
an excessive load
An overload of stress can hold you back in your career.
Synonyms
excess
Avoid an excess of sugar in your diet.
,
too much
,
overdose
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overburden
,
overabundance
Dairy farmers produce an overabundance of milk, keeping prices down.
,
superabundance

proverb

It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back

Additional synonyms

in the sense of burden
Definition
to weigh down
We decided not to burden him with the news.
in the sense of encumber
Definition
to hinder or impede
fishermen encumbered with bulky clothing and boots
Synonyms
in the sense of oppress
Definition
to make anxious or uncomfortable
The atmosphere in the room oppressed her.
Synonyms
vex,
weigh down,
take the heart out of,
lie or weigh heavy upon,
make someone despondent

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