Synonyms for overwhelm

Synonyms for (verb) overwhelm

Synonyms: overwhelm, deluge, flood out

Definition: charge someone with too many tasks

Similar words: charge, burden, saddle

Definition: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

Usage: He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend


Synonyms: overmaster, overpower, overwhelm

Definition: overcome by superior force

Similar words: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out

Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game


Synonyms: submerge, overwhelm, drown

Definition: cover completely or make imperceptible

Usage: I was drowned in work; The noise drowned out her speech

Similar words: cover, spread over

Definition: form a cover over

Usage: The grass covered the grave


Synonyms: sweep over, overtake, overwhelm, overcome, overpower, whelm

Definition: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy