verb (used with object), o·ver·came, o·ver·come, o·ver·com·ing.
verb (used without object), o·ver·came, o·ver·come, o·ver·com·ing.
Origin of overcome
Synonyms for overcome
Examples from the Web for overcomer
Historical Examples of overcomer
The ultimate crown is for the overcomer, and not for the untempted one.Standards of Life and Service
T. H. Howard
Every overcomer will receive all that is contained in these seven promises.
Hidden manna and a white stone in which is inscribed a new name are rewarded the overcomer.The Revelation Explained
But to be an overcomer, I knew there must be no shrinking from duty until the last battle is fought.With God in the Yellowstone
It is not that one overcomer receives one thing, and another another, but each one gets all of what is mentioned in the seven.
verb -comes, -coming, -came or -come
Old English ofercuman "to reach, overtake," also "to conquer, prevail over," from ofer (see over) + cuman "to come" (see come (v.)). A common Germanic compound (cf. Middle Dutch overkomen, Old High German ubarqueman, German überkommen). In reference to mental or chemical force, "to overwhelm, render helpless," it is in late Old English. Meaning "to surmount" (a difficulty or obstacle) is from c.1200. The Civil Rights anthem "We Shall Overcome" was put together c.1950s from lyrics from Charles Tindley's spiritual "I'll Overcome Some Day" (1901), and melody from pre-Civil War spiritual "No More Auction Block for Me." Related: Overcame; overcoming.