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OVERCOME, verb transitive [See Come.]

1. To conquer; to vanquish; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle.

2. To surmount; to get the better of; as, to overcome difficulties or obstacles.

3. To overflow; to surcharge. [Not used.]

4. To come upon; to invade. [Not used.]

OVERCOME, verb intransitive To gain the superiority; to be victorious.

Romans 3:4.