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overwhelm

verb

1 overwhelm

Overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli.

synonyms: overcome, overpower, overtake, sweep over, whelm.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Roget 641: superabound, overabound; know no bounds, swarm; meet one at every turn; creep with, crawl with, bristle with; overflow; run over, flow over, well over, brim over; run riot; ... show more

Dutch: overstemmen



2 overwhelm

Charge someone with too many tasks.

synonyms: deluge, flood out.

3 overwhelm

Cover completely or make imperceptible.

synonyms: drown, submerge.

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more

Dutch: stikken, verdrinken, verzuipen

4 overwhelm

Overcome by superior force.

synonyms: overmaster, overpower.

Dutch: overmannen, overmeesteren, overrompelen, overvallen, overweldigen, verpletteren


Moby thesaurus: afflict, aggrieve, amaze, anguish, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, astonish, astound, awe, awestrike, baptize, be prodigal with, be strong, beat, beat down, bedaze, bedazzle, bend, bewilder ... show more.

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