Definitions for: Surmount


[v] be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"
[v] get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
[v] reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc"
[v] be on top of; "The scarf surmounted the gown"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sur*mount", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surmounted; p. pr.
& vb. n. Surmounting.] [OE. sourmounten, OF. surmonter,
sormonter, F. surmonter; sur over + monter to mount. See
Sur-, and Mount, v. i.]
1. To rise above; to be higher than; to overtop.

The mountains of Olympus, Athos, and Atlas,
overreach and surmount all winds and clouds. --Sir
W. Raleigh.

2. To conquer; to overcome; as, to surmount difficulties or
obstacles. --Macaulay.

3. To surpass; to exceed. --Spenser.

What surmounts the reach Of human sense I shall
delineate. --Milton.

Syn: To conquer; overcome; vanquish; subdue; surpass; exceed.

Synonyms: exceed, get over, master, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outstrip, overcome, scale, subdue, surpass

See Also: arrive at, attain, beat, beat out, better, break, bulldog, circumvent, crush, defeat, gain, head, hit, make, outbrave, outcry, outdraw, outfox, outgrow, out-herod, outmarch, outpace, outrange, outroar, outsail, outsell, outshine, outshout, outsmart, outwear, outweigh, outwit, overreach, pinnacle, reach, shame, shell, trounce, vanquish

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