overcome [overcame] v

see over, adv. + come, n.

  1. [Past participle for passive voice] defeated; vanquished; brought into submission.
  2. Flood; inundate; swamp; smother; submerge; override; overwhelm; overtake; catch up with someone.
  3. Endure; suffer; bear pain; have courage; be brave; experience trials; answer evil with goodness; undergo the afflictions of mortality; [fig.] obtain the victory of life over physical and spiritual death; survive by faith, hope, and charity, in spite of persecution, agony, or death (see John 16:33; 1 John 5:4-5; Revelation 2:7-17, 3:5, 21:7).
  4. Confront; overtake; pass by; come upon; meet up with; [fig.] surprise; startle; ambush; take unawares.
  5. [Past participle for passive voice] mastered; pinned; overpowered; taken down; prevailed over, like the Angel that Jacob wrestled with (see Genesis 32:24-31).