1. overcome by superior force

Similar word(s): overmaster, overwhelm

Definition categories: competition, beat, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

2. overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Similar word(s): overcome, overtake, overwhelm, whelm

Definition categories: emotion, arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

Sentences with overpower as a verb:

- We overpowered the opposing army within a couple of hours.

- Bright light overpowers the eyes.

- The dish was OK, but the garlic slightly overpowered the herbs.