- 1 overpower somebody to defeat or gain control over someone completely by using greater strength Police finally managed to overpower the gunman. They completely overpowered their rivals to win 4–0.
- 2overpower somebody/something to be so strong or great that it affects or disturbs someone or something seriously synonym overwhelm Her beauty overpowered him. The flavor of the garlic overpowered the meat.
NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈpaʊər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overpower
he / she / it overpowers
past simple overpowered
-ing form overpowering