verb (used with object)
- to surpass in excellence.
- to exceed in amount.
Origin of surmount
Examples from the Web for surmount
And that is why, as veterans, the onus is on us to surmount it and bridge the divide.
If this is to be the case the capital must be rendered congruous with the column it should surmount.
Whether we shall ever surmount these barriers God alone knows.The Chalice Of Courage|Cyrus Townsend Brady
Do you love her so well that your love for her could surmount your dread of your aunt?Fairy Fingers|Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
Word Origin for surmount
late 14c., "to rise above, go beyond," from Old French surmounter "rise above," from sur- "beyond" (see sur-) + monter "to go up" (see mount (v.)). Meaning "to prevail over, overcome" is recorded from late 14c. Related: Surmounted; surmounting.