Definition of Surmount

1. Verb. Get on top of; deal with successfully. "He overcame his shyness"

Exact synonyms: Get Over, Master, Overcome, Subdue
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish
Specialized synonyms: Bulldog



2. Verb. Be on top of. "The scarf surmounted the gown"
Generic synonyms: Head
Specialized synonyms: Pinnacle

3. Verb. Reach the highest point of. "We scaled the Mont Blanc"
Exact synonyms: Scale
Generic synonyms: Arrive At, Attain, Gain, Hit, Make, Reach

4. Verb. Be or do something to a greater degree. "Sam cannot surmount Sue "; "This car outperforms all others in its class"

Definition of Surmount

1. v. t. To rise above; to be higher than; to overtop.

Definition of Surmount

1. Verb. to get over; to overcome ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Surmount

1. to get over or across [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surmount

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surloin
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surmount (current term)
surmountable
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surname
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surnames

Literary usage of Surmount

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1. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, Council of Safety (Conn.)., James Hammond Trumbull, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1881)
"shewing to this Assembly that the debts due from said estate and allowed by the court of probate for the district of New London surmount the personal estate ..."

2. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, James Hammond Trumbull, Council of Safety (Conn.), Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1885)
"... shewing to this Assembly that the debts and charges due from said estate together with some small allowance made the widow surmount the inventoried ..."

3. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His by Alexander Hamilton (1850)
"... and is now evident, that concessions of particular advantages would be necessary to enable us to surmount those difficulties—that this is one of the ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... he wrote from prison to Dr. Humphrey Ely, "We consider that iron for this cause borne on earth shall surmount gold and precious stones in Heaven. ..."

5. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"It even gilds the four bronze horses which surmount its portal. These are among the most interesting statues in the world. We know not who the sculptor was ..."

6. The Public Records of the State of Connecticut by Connecticut, Forrest Morgan, Leonard Woods Labaree, Charles Jeremy Hoadly, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council of Safety (1895)
"the debts and charges against the estate of said deceas'd surmount his personal estate the sum of thirty-three pounds two shillings and seven pence, ..."

7. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... to undertake so arduous a task, and encounter those difficulties and obstacles which require the most consummate fortitude to surmount."' SEPTEMBER 30. ..."

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