Synonyms for surmount

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ser-mount
Phonetic Transcription : sərˈmaʊnt

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Définition of surmount

Origin :
  • 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.
  • verb overcome, triumph over
Example sentences :
  • Throw what obstacles in the way you please; it will surmount them all.
  • Extract from : « A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • With this they were to surmount the stockade and gain the open.
  • Extract from : « Captain Blood » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Then there were the high walls of custom and prejudice to surmount.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • Tell them all together, in the class, what their difficulties will be, and how they may surmount them.
  • Extract from : « The Teacher » by Jacob Abbott
  • I had a good deal of pain to surmount myself, as to the last.
  • Extract from : « The Autobiography of Madame Guyon » by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  • It seemed that the freshmen could not surmount the fatal two points.
  • Extract from : « Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore » by Pauline Lester
  • We had to surmount them, and with our brigadier we took our coats off and buckled to the job.
  • Extract from : « On the Heels of De Wet » by The Intelligence Officer
  • The absolute want of room is an evil that nothing can surmount.
  • Extract from : « The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II) » by Charles Darwin
  • Flora was beside me, and I felt ready to surmount any peril for her sake.
  • Extract from : « The Cryptogram » by William Murray Graydon
  • He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
  • Extract from : « How to Succeed » by Orison Swett Marden

Antonyms for surmount

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