- 1surmount something to deal successfully with a difficulty synonym overcome She was well aware of the difficulties that had to be surmounted.
- 2[usually passive] surmount something to be placed on top of something a high column surmounted by a statue
NAmE//sərˈmaʊnt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they surmount
he / she / it surmounts
past simple surmounted
-ing form surmounting