Synonym of overcome

Alternative for overcome

overcomes, overcame, overcoming

Synonym: conquer, defeat, drive off, frustrate, overpower, surmount, upset,

Antonym: submit,

Verb

To be victorious over
beat conquer defeat best subdue lick master overwhelm overpower vanquish crush rout trounce tank triumph over clobber destroy drub overthrow prevail over quell surmount thrash undo excel outclass outdo outstrip stuff surpass dispatch hammer quash subjugate worst demolish suppress take upend crucify curb devastate down floor get overbear overmatch paste skunk slaughter stop survive weather whip hurdle oppress outlive own prevail reduce render shellac shock stun throw walk over win win against get around get the better of win over be victorious be victorious over gain a victory over knock out knock over render helpless render incapable render powerless rise above walk all over blow out of the water bring someone to their knees come out on top of do down grind down knock socks off run rings around take to the cleaners come out on top make mincemeat of wipe the floor with trim repress annihilate swamp prostrate put down cream snow under blow away overmaster whelm kill dominate squash extinguish put an end to squelch murder upset bowl over check astonish smash daze stagger dumbfound wipe out amaze break flatten stifle crack down on finish ruin cope with smother triumph massacre control better top get over knock for six overrun end thwart overturn trash astound stupefy terminate abolish get through pulverize tame wallop blow out total strike endure stir bring down outplay frustrate humble silence deal with take aback dazzle shake pulverise get rid of pound knock sideways put a stop to marmalize impress stamp out topple transcend confound surprise subject whomp unseat bewilder affect touch gain mastery over trample spellbind circumvent move come through resist nip in the bud exceed eradicate quench withstand give someone a drubbing subordinate bear down beat down put the kibosh on snuff out turn inside out put away clamp down on slap down bury outshine beat hollow confuse humiliate slam subvert solve take care of flabbergast skin outperform ride out sink awe oust put paid to strike dumb outwit outlast give someone a hiding demoralize depose startle shut down wreck bust extirpate go one better than defeat utterly pacify eliminate rule cane dethrone demoralise outmanoeuvre negotiate outrun pass cap torpedo drop distress resolve knock for a loop outmaneuver fascinate bomb leave speechless bedazzle gain control of wax bridle find a solution to find an answer to deck live through pull through hypnotize stand overawe lambaste stand up to do in crack sweep someone off their feet do better than put out run rings round pip at the post knock down shatter bring to ruin disturb sort out hegemonize do away with put in the shade baffle smoke eclipse whup tyrannize whop excite whap render speechless pommel slay disconcert dust zap tromp butcher trump supplant checkmate overshadow brave outsmart dismay outdistance rock hypnotise obliterate discomfit get a grip on level waste dumfound razzle-dazzle suffer stick out thunderstrike find the answer to find the solution to overtop arrest break down win out decimate gain ascendancy over outmatch outgun knock off tan overtake tyrannise paralyse be the victor bear up against win a resounding victory over numb pick apart abash shake up tower over blast paralyze edge out KO bring low take somebody's breath away put to shame carry the day keep down take it all mow down run circles around take the crown foil hold down put the lid on make a fool of knock the stuffing out of restrain get round scotch govern succeed manage dispirit weed out enslave seize sap ride weaken persecute annex traumatize degrade command downgrade abuse outfox cow out-think nonplus handle chasten blind appropriate defenestrate get the upper hand whack steamroll expose maltreat exterminate strangle steamroller whitewash unsettle outjockey occupy liquidate puzzle undermine surprize flog enervate edge dismantle coerce force outrival outrage cripple enfeeble demote gain raze gain the victory finish first entrap outjump outflank ambush route shipwreck outhit flax win through flummox deaden lower get to rule over bear wrong abase fell capture traumatise blur outpace bring to heel come out ahead crack down perturb plow under work over override take your breath away bemuse muddle petrify shame hit for six make it vaporize scourge nose out be successful remove from power remove from office improve on bring to knees chagrin annexe bulldoze bring to their knees treat bring under the yoke hold sway over finish off run roughshod over win a victory over take down make it through come through unscathed take off vaporise knock spots off come first take the honours inhibit take over give someone a pasting take out last out sit out take to cleaners roll back bear down on cast down put in their place trample underfoot take someone's breath away trample on tyrannize over shake off fake out shoot ahead stem prevail against pull down tear down sit on bear the brunt of hit like a ton of bricks block out rule with an iron hand pwn take possession of rule with a rod of iron contend with take the prize stick it out grapple with shoot down persist nullify enchant captivate defeat heavily defeat easily regulate spank immobilize make emotional direct immobilise stamp something out weather storm intimidate blow capsize turn over grind dislodge eject glitz balk curtail cut to pieces scrunch squish get control of outrank settle beat up slap about quelch ice improve upon greatly upset wear down climb vault over crest leap prevent give a hiding disable unthrone uncrown blow someone's mind outfight execute overpass succeed over suffocate perplex mop up take apart colonize be unstoppable by sweep off your feet make it past domineer over make it over get one up on unhorse gain the advantage over psych smash down gobsmack befog benumb baulk clamp down put an stop to bring to screeching halt enthrall compel underyoke assassinate befuddle disorder fuddle addle distract mystify dizzy take by surprise force down blot out dampen hose limit hinder wipe off map colonise enthral pour cold water on throttle rein in gain control over throw cold water on depress be better than dwarf upstage incapacitate disrate impair get the upper hand over gain the upper hand over mix up shoot ahead of hold sway kick around make speechless stop someone in their tracks discontinue impoverish remove throw for a loop outwear sweep dispose of halt keep under thumb reel back in lead displace ail deject trouble dishearten asphyxiate put lid on keep inside cut off keep in put kibosh on drive underground interrupt bottle clamp hold in shush bring to naught spike psych out rub out bump off address expropriate field disestablish dissolve snow outvie tower above cook see through pull out of it tough out make a comeback recover from live out pass through break through carry off take someone's life trip maneuver appal discourage sadden devitalize diminish daunt spoil give the coup de grâce administer the coup de grâce drive to the wall move in for the kill manoeuvre horrify tip tumble purge tackle secure usurp gain on leave behind play offend revolt disgust bowl down throw down trip up set down throw to the ground rugby-tackle knock to the ground bring to the ground invade manipulate cause instability debilitate bother weary sicken nauseate scandalize hit fog acquire hack disquiet jolt agitate ravage demean choke get ahead of go one better draw away from leave standing gain a victory win hands down get last laugh take the cake gain mastery of debase repel desolate bash hijack pirate arrogate commandeer weigh down bum out dull damp down disgrace get further ahead of be head and shoulders above pull a fast one be one up on blow out of water walk away from score points off be a cut above bring around tolerate brook lather swing mortify unnerve displease provoke discompose bring about the downfall of put out of action blow your mind sustain wear abide wrack gut dynamite crash confiscate jar appall queer cast a pall over put a damper on belittle submit antagonize anger explode smite nuke break up take control of get to grips with take in hand hold out against dishonor cheapen discredit scandalise antagonise electrify insult preempt raze to the ground blow to bits mutilate ravish spoliate blow sky-high mess up maim blow to pieces blow up maraud bring home the bacon topscore deliver the goods reign overrule put up with deflate be impermeable to die hard against pop one's balloon hold out snub bemean make someone eat humble pie make someone eat crow hang tough dishonour bring down a peg be proof against cause to lose face cut down to size embarrass be impervious to take down a peg stay the course settle someone's hash foul persevere against make one feel small persist with put one away put someone in their place be resistant to smirch take down a peg or two make eat dirt force to eat humble pie cut to the quick give offence to throw a curve raise someone's eyebrows gross out shake out of your complacency give someone a turn hit like ton of bricks take the wind out of your sails completely surprise give a turn make someone's blood run cold set someone back on their heels be the winner edge the opposition achieve success take first prize beat the opposition pull it off reign supreme ill-treat defeat someone heavily lay claim to cook one's goose fix one's wagon wipe off the mat trick outthink overreach outslick fox imperil endanger exploit gain victory be first upset the opposition overwhelm the opposition achieve first place achieve mastery domineer prove carry treat harshly sink the opposition have hoodwink cheat con outgeneral gyp bamboozle dupe defraud jip hoax finagle juke goose outguess mislead swindle deceive gull make liable put in danger lay open put through encumber overload saddle beset be cruel to aggrieve press harass torture worry tyrranize harry hound strain handicap be brutal to plague annoy despotize torment vex tax gain ascendancy gain mastery prove superior finish in front win the day overcome the opposition make a clean sweep run circles around the opposition come in first defeat the opposition sweep the board toughen make out luck out be usual get there carry all before one go places be happening gain the palm exist generally move out pick on ride roughshod over put upon harden season weigh heavy upon put screws to put the squeeze on go great guns hit pay dirt erode coarsen acclimate make rings round end run put one over on figure out lead astray be cleverer than take in pull a fast one on steal a march on sweep over grow strong become toughened grow hardened

Verb

To prevail over
control beat bridle conquer defeat master tame vanquish best curb solve subdue lick quash quell repress subjugate get over prevail over bring under control deal with get control of get under control gain mastery over get a grip on get the better of triumph over restrain check suppress contain inhibit rein in stifle smother silence hold back keep in check keep the lid on constrain govern moderate soften mellow muffle strangle swallow gag tone down fight back hold in keep back choke back bottle up cork up keep under control button up overpower fight regulate hold measure rule keep calm temper mitigate discipline pacify mollify tranquilize gentle humble mute cow bust reclaim tranquillize pull in water down conceal sink submerge withhold hide pocket frustrate bite one's lip bite back squash crush squelch arrest damp lessen diminish snuff out crack down on put down clamp down on keep a lid on slap down quieten down nip in the bud hold in check restrict hinder limit impede obstruct stop prevent thwart block retard hamper halt bar foil confine stymie stall cool trammel keep a tight rein on interfere with stave off hold down counter curtail deter clog avert hold up slow down ward off still circumvent stem cramp oppose slow rein choke stay prohibit fetter baulk counteract hog-tie hold off put a brake on shut out balk keep lid on cap forestall derail quiet circumscribe rein back handicap muzzle encumber shackle simmer down put the brakes on cork avoid discourage hobble delimit intercept handcuff dam interrupt debar crimp stand in the way of reduce keep within bounds defend against head off interdict hang up put an end to stonewall stem the flow of brake put a stop to tie up compose soothe collect staunch evade hamstring keep in line set limits on impose limits on dissuade jam delay barricade nullify circumnavigate pause detain occlude close stuff manacle short-circuit embarrass straiten leash bit congest block up clog up blockade sidestep skirt bind catch steer clear of close off stop up shut off bung up forbid keep in repulse keep down cool down pull up spoil tie down take down plug up put off ward bring to screeching halt fend off clip someone's wings put away pin down hem in choke off throw a spanner in the works of scupper clot keep control of preclude keep something in check gum up keep on a string gain control over put half nelson on neutralize stultify put straitjacket on throw monkey wrench in drag feet hold captive cramp someone's style cut short terminate get out of rule out bottleneck put paid to escape bypass put a spoke in someone's wheel bring to a standstill draw up play for time rebuff neutralise slacken pace checkmate fetch up modulate chill obviate forfend keep at bay baffle turn aside stave keep off anticipate allay overturn scotch palliate mince deaden relax break deflect disrupt temperate wreck put the stopper on stump ditch take wind out of upset outwit crash ruin do for juke put the kibosh on unsettle plug soft-pedal meet halfway play down cool out discountenance seal caulk postpone close up fill cut off close out block out fill up disadvise scare turn off disfavour shake talk out of disfavor pour cold water on warn indispose deprecate put a damper on divert throw cold water on frighten interfere retardate choke up stanch pack jam up cripple defer protract re-collect settle remit shelve prorogue cumber bottle block off bung stopper dampen adjust monitor put back back off hold off on set back throw a monkey wrench in the works of intermit make late get in the way of shut down bog down slow up prolong hold over harness rally lull corner recover inspect get back at repel push back reply beat off defend yourself retaliate fight off defend resist put up a fight riposte peg freeze fix bound gaol jail impound imprison guide direct kill hogtie entrammel specify ration demarcate damp down box up have on a tight leash lock up sit on pull back crack down constrict shrink send up inclose keep within limits come down on put a ceiling on modify shorten narrow surround delimitate cut down on prelimit qualify define shut in demark decrease enclose encircle contract put on ice chain tether put a limit on cut back keep tight rein on box in cool off faze put on brakes put an stop to sandbag taboo outlaw enjoin

Verb

To subdue or hurt physically or violently

Verb

(usually of a disease or condition) To affect adversely
attack infect affect damage injure corrupt devastate vitiate afflict cripple destroy contaminate mar ruin spoil annihilate demolish impair ravage trouble compromise impact touch harm strike break influence perturb sabotage taint upset defile occur pollute prevail crush hurt overwhelm poison blight debase impinge weaken impact on impinge upon prevail over wear away shake up spread to strike at strike down do damage to play havoc with take hold of wreak havoc on exert influence on have an effect on have an impact on disturb stir move inspire animate excite stimulate alter sway transform change modify act on grieve concern shape condition sadden distress agitate pain involve shake govern reach hit hit hard manipulate impress determine control form faze decide bias guide work on throw relate induce bowl over interest tell on emotionally move regard mark knock back get to impress on knock for six bear upon make an impression on tug at your heartstrings blemish disfigure deface mutilate mangle wreck tarnish maim foul stain wound dirty deform bruise batter soil sully flaw total pervert befoul degrade discolour incapacitate lacerate trash smash maul distort discolor deprave profane embitter disable adulterate warp scar shatter envenom smirch scathe undermine desecrate cut endamage bloody crab abuse debauch mangulate alloy cross up antagonize prejudice besmirch subvert hack aggravate deteriorate cheapen vandalize wrong depreciate twist radioactivate demean tear blot empoison jaundice lessen disfeature waste make impure make bitter scratch prostitute play merry hell with make sick bang up demoralise antagonise contort vandalise demoralize burn muck up molest traumatize shiver darken smear lay waste wrench detract from disserve blotch speckle rend tar annoy traumatise enthuse disease run through spread among abase devalue butcher dishonor toxify make filthy litter dishonour maculate infest mess up scuzz up make foul misuse chop crumple colour anger sour canker dilute bastardize lame misapply misemploy despoil disillusion bastardise worsen reduce in quality reduce in value hamstring carve slay separate mash cut about slice chop up hash flay slit tear apart slash lower exploit mishandle alienate rankle color make rancorous acerbate disaffect knacker crool pull down disgrace mayhem massacre gimp castrate truncate hog-tie disqualify dismember foul up torture pique draw blood cut up wax aggrieve torment do mischief to hack up sting do in take advantage of ill-use prepossess put out of action make resentful gash pound graze pulverize scrape pummel put out slap cause pain to slug whack lash pinch spank work over punish pummelled belt flog punch flail cause injury to whip pulverise pommel undo gut disrupt raze crack bleach dent scorch fade dismantle stab drive a nail into the coffin of knock corrode maltreat smash up gnaw split cause injury rust rot disintegrate tamper with

Verb

To enrapture or delight
ravish enrapture entrance charm enthral enchant captivate enthrall bewitch fascinate allure delight spellbind mesmerise mesmerize attract rapture please transport hypnotise hypnotize magnetise magnetize rap draw overjoy hold overpower overwhelm trance stun carry away blow away send into raptures fill with delight grip affect seize knock dead move to tears reduce to tears knock one's socks off thrill beguile excite absorb rivet send enamour turn on seduce entertain engross wow ensnare wile gratify intoxicate transfix tickle pink enamor kill gladden amuse divert slay entice dazzle exhilarate electrify lure witch stir stimulate titillate tickle hold spellbound bowl over tantalize intrigue arrest grab provoke elate win enslave take delectate tantalise give a buzz give someone a kick sweep off one's feet tickle to death interest move infatuate elevate rouse engage inflame hook arouse woo content satisfy tempt vamp quicken bedazzle capture kindle cheer pleasure catch up rejoice make a hit with make happy groove sweep off feet arride please greatly knock out go over big hit the spot be the ticket give pleasure to appeal to strike subjugate charge tease galvanize stoke occupy come on to palpate grapple send into transports take someone's breath away enthuse compel hold in awe root to the spot galvanise pump up lead on bemuse involve enwrap immerse busy rope in turn someone on forspeak voodoo bedevil trick control turn one on sweep off your feet switch on animate fire interest greatly attach appeal pique invite subdue give someone a charge give great pleasure to give joy to do one's heart good put horns on cast a spell on put under a spell put under magic spell put the whammy on hearten uplift humour humor indulge agitate enliven warm regale fulfill suit fulfil glad score glory exult jubilate buoy up bring joy to give a lift do someone's heart good give someone pleasure agree with make a hit with someone buck up warm the cockles of the heart make content brighten up make someone feel good get one's kicks cheer up freak out own get under someone's skin

Verb

To make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on

Verb

To relieve or alleviate (a demand, desire or feeling)
quench relieve dull blunt reduce diminish lessen allay assuage deaden mitigate quell check sate damp still alleviate decrease slake attenuate lighten lower stifle cool smother suppress extinguish curb take the edge off appease moderate temper quieten dampen satisfy satiate indulge fulfil gratify fulfill keep in check chill discourage restrain muffle calm mute deter damp down cauterize limit silence benumb numb dash inhibit blanket stamp out tone down cloud throw cold water on cauterise put a damper on pour cold water on soothe mollify ease palliate settle lull tranquilize subdue abate repress quash squelch subjugate stop banish dispel choke off cut off tranquillize rise above weaken soften dilute curtail de-escalate minimize relax cut minimise help modify dwindle ebb cut down wind down ease off deplete downsize drop depress extenuate impair downscale slash scale down cut back dial down take the sting out taper quiet ameliorate pacify placate degrade shrink erode decrement cushion sweeten dent make less roll back take the bite out pare down tail off contract remit depreciate narrow slacken trim wane heal lenify prune make smaller thin pare minify soft-pedal commute couch taper off bring down decline clip knock down run down make cutbacks in trim down mark down drop off pour oil on take down trim back step down peter out slow shorten salve ration smooth control shave address improve round down whittle down subside diffuse kill adjust compose fill surfeit disempower make nice put a stop to put an end to reduce punishment wear away wear down decelerate ratchet down phase down make weaker sap water down axe hebetate desensitise obtund enfeeble disable debilitate desensitize cripple undermine dry up ax devaluate sink cast down tighten amortise downgrade qualify amortize slow down make less intense put the lid on put damper on tame discount truncate abridge keep down keep to a minimum keep at a minimum cut back on treat make lighter nurse cure attend succor shift put off throw out reduce weight disburden free pour out disencumber take a load off empty jettison levitate take eradicate remove upraise unload uplight change comfort unburden facilitate remedy nourish doctor rehabilitate balm make better succour excuse reduce the force of

Verb

To avoid having to comply with a rule or law
circumvent dodge avoid evade sidestep duck bypass escape skirt beat shortcut outwit outflank foil thwart outmaneuver outmanoeuvre elude shirk stymie get around get out of find a way round get round end-run get past go around find a way around steer clear of shun give a wide berth to finesse skirt round eschew circumnavigate shake body-swerve bilk scape fight shy of stay away from weasel out of shake off shuffle out of keep away from duck-shove escape from cop out of cheat give the slip get away from give something a miss parry funk cut wriggle out of skive off ditch fend off run away from keep clear of shy from stay shy of keep at arm's length skip detour have nothing to do with decline fudge burke juke skive miss lose tergiversate pussyfoot weasel slide out of balk flee shuck baulk fly shy give a wide berth go round pass round detour round back out of find a way out of pass around give the runaround make a detour round leave behind avoid dealing with leapfrog duck out of renege hack disregard ignore trick hide from wriggle move around hold back from abstain from field shrink from baffle throw off deflect turn one's back on pull out of keep out of the way of work around take a rain check slip through the net of lead on a merry chase break away from sneak away escape the clutches of slip out keep distance give someone a wide berth fence off answer evasively dance around keep one's distance from balk at recoil from shy away from extricate oneself from skip out on wink at blink at deviate from go around the barn take back road depart from put the move on have no part of turn back on turn away from frustrate outrun double go past run from hedge fence give the slip to get away give somebody the slip throw off the scent be beyond someone slip through the net run around slip through someone's fingers slip away from keep out of prevaricate flannel equivocate waffle stonewall avoid answering be equivocal about be evasive about quibble about not pay not give a straight answer to beat around bush beg the question beat about the bush about tergiverse pussyfoot around short-circuit neglect cop out default let lapse duck out pay no attention to welsh quit slip fail to pay abandon shuffle off back out turn your back on take no notice of slough off pass on relay deke pass over keep off skulk jouk fake swerve goldbrick malinger brush off stay clear of pass the buck excuse desert rationalize backpedal revoke renounce withdraw overlook discount duck out of the way of swerve away from get out of the way of run away abscond elope dispense with outpace outstrip outdistance clear back down back off weasel out get out use pretext have alibi rationalise fake out run off shut eyes to be oblivious to pay no heed to lay low from pay no mind unmind unheed turn a blind eye to tune out get rid of get ahead of rid sneak away from shirk from forget not attend scrimshank let slide wuss out baulk at leave undone play truant from creep skimp on dog bludge take fright flinch from chicken out of turn tail lose sight of not attend to bob off be lax about be remiss about pay little attention to lie down on job rat backtrack backslide levant welch dishonor stiff defraud repudiate fail skate swindle dishonour go into arrears see in the alley run out on leave town put on the cuff fail to honour meet under arch fall behind break one's word

Verb

(of a feeling) To completely preoccupy the mind of (someone)
consume overwhelm absorb haunt occupy possess preoccupy trouble worry affect devour dominate engross engulf grip obsess concern disturb monopolise monopolize distract eat up enthrall enthral overburden overpower overload eat away at take control of rack harrow plague torture afflict bedevil swamp swallow up immerse involve engage hold take up interest fixate busy fascinate enwrap fill become an obsession with control use up intrigue corner employ enmesh bemuse take over connect mire throw beguile hook attend enrapture assimilate soak catch up hog sew up cover lose grasp get eat someone up take in prey on someone's mind be uppermost in someone's mind take up all of someone's time take up someone's whole attention arrest captivate catch bewitch charm rivet envelop entrance spellbind mesmerize rule hypnotize torment hound up on become lost be hung hold your attention attract mesmerise apply hypnotise beset commit devote bother prey on harass infatuate amuse divert entertain associate embroil implicate bind impute inculpate participate draw wrap entangle link entail have a hold on have a grip on be on your mind prey on your mind be concerned with hold attention tie up keep busy hold the attention of be active with be uppermost in your thoughts exercise copyright keep to yourself utilise have sole rights in cartelize utilize acquire have sit on own exclusively exploit use suck up own exercise control restrain exclude lock up have exclusive rights in syndicate gain dominance over gain control over exercise a monopoly over patent corner the market bogart manage

Verb

To obligate to do something
force compel drive make pressure coerce constrain oblige press impel necessitate dragoon pressurise pressurize railroad strong-arm browbeat obligate push steamroller urge blackjack bludgeon bully cause charge impress menace muscle sandbag terrorise terrorize bulldoze command demand enforce foist impose occasion order apply bind blackmail burden choke concuss conscript contract enjoin insist move obtrude require urge by force use duress on use force on exert force on bear down bring pressure to bear on pin down put the bite on tighten the screws on twist someone's arm bear hard on press-gang put screws to put squeeze on use strong-arm tactics on put the squeeze on put the screws on bring pressure to bear upon goad hound influence induce harass intimidate prevail on badger prod spur persuade exact hustle lean on prompt threaten harry squeeze nag propel thrust inflict motivate pester put pressure on incite encourage use pressure on inspire cow hector claim fast-talk insist on provoke brainwash extract instigate tyrannize bounce solicit direct put under an obligation tyrannise rouse stimulate bring trigger put the heat on domineer send extort lead bullyrag exhort frighten bogart sway dictate effect twist somebody's arm work on call for convince set actuate promote request turn on the heat mau-mau expect push around requisition introduce effectuate key up express unload egg on land someone with push for take lumber someone with saddle someone with bear fire up spur on twist one's arm shotgun force upon instruct oppress get cajole act on challenge create stir nudge ask excite incline bluster wreak dispose engender ramrod beseech prick spark put up to seek determine render levy steer invoke summon impose on quest press for work stir up breed bring about result in have someone do something burden someone with commit stipulate for cause to be clamor for cause to become whip up bother restrain restrict palm hassle pass off lay inveigle draw tempt put palm off goose advise persecute beset wish dragoon into make necessary bid steamroll beg leave pulp fob off implore need wrest adjure precipitate overbear overawe condition browbeat into inflame buffalo crave postulate ordain predispose torment rally despotize importune plague produce breathe down someone's neck prescribe whip turn sting rule put the arm on crack down come at generate entreat establish invigorate turn the screws on besiege call animate arouse coax galvanize embolden mandate beget spawn galvanise envigorate enact put the chill on enkindle inspirit activate decree carry out pick on strike do boss around catalyse catalyze authorize authorise shanghai clamour for call upon appeal for talk into pester for nag for translate into lay claim to give rise to badger for bring on contribute to lay down the law bay for petition for insist upon ask for bring pressure upon throw place astrict indebt compress constrict condense squash repress hinder suppress catapult apply pressure worry mobilize sell politick leave someone no option will make indebted high pressure subjugate reduce kick lean have wheedle assail mobilise enthuse force somebody's hand pitchfork intrude castigate work over scare terrify egg argue tighten the screw on turn the screw on prevail upon twist arm ride roughshod over dog subdue daunt talk pressurize into coerce into put the frighteners on orient high-pressure root bludgeon into bully into boss about trouble vex walk heavy ride roughshod commandeer forcefully persuade make an offer they can't refuse terrorize into intimidate into unnerve shove needle put through the wringer lord it over put heat on proclaim decide assert oneself ride awe ruffle admonish exert achieve accomplish pronounce roust sic lash titillate affright spook pull advocate expedite appall appal volunteer someone unwittingly throw weight around pray for arrogate beg for apply for hit up supplicate hold out for sue for impetrate whistle for inquire about inspan recommend tell employ leave someone no option but to milk work up foment advance bring forth perform fulfill fulfil develop attain pull off foster push about adjudge bring force to bear on make compulsory pick abet brew raise ferment scare the bejesus out of scare off bleed hold a gun to someone's head subject fine assess announce read the riot act put one's foot down declare lay down speed up try to persuade set on drive on procure put the screws to manipulate tell someone to volunteer wring warrant carry railroad into elicit impassion agitate for forward craze agitate taunt get to set off juice fan the fire root on psych further pour it on assign consign involve energize incentivize evoke steel task beckon steamroller into bulldoze into turn on subpoena appoint warn hearten impact exhilarate convert uplift empower vitalize entail sell on appeal to ransom shake bribe give orders to give orders give the order to call on call the shots give the command to put foot down give directions sweep condemn doom incentify refresh incentivise energise help exert influence on voluntell go to town on extort money from bear down on want mean hint to pump up cheer on pep up win over boost up suggest to unleash shake down suck behoove affect bias vent demand hush money from hold to ransom put the shake on give obtain bring round make willing impress on entice yield behove be grounds for subject to prevail kindle deliver administer indulge exercise bestow perpetrate visit fix emphasize to instil in instil drum into stress to inculcate inculcate in instill stress execute gratify offload dump begin lead to look for lay on wreck end in draw on trigger off press out touch off make happen spark off mete out serve out squeeze out be the cause of give free rein to give vent to deal out bring home to drive into ingrain in knock into din into leave no choice but to finagle bring home get into head fix deeply in someone's mind establish in someone's mind drive home leave in no doubt shift on to compel to accept pull a fast one ram down one's throat thrust upon inflict upon get rid of sneak in insert fraudulently

Verb

To recover from a negative without seemingly any damage
bounce back revive rally recover become livelier brighten up cheer up echo improve mend perk up pick up rebound recuperate reflect be heartened buck up gain strength get better get over get well liven up make a comeback pull around pull through recuperate quickly take heart be on the mend renew one's strength turn the corner be on the road to recovery take a turn for the better take on a new lease of life come round live through endure pass though get beyond survive shake off convalesce heal make progress gain get stronger recoup feel oneself again pull round respond to treatment rejuvenate grow return to health snap back restore come back refresh increase better renew get in shape get over something get back to normal get out of the woods start anew shake something off return to form take turn for better regain your health forge ahead feel yourself again restore your health get back on feet sober up regain one's health be out of woods come around get back on your feet feel better regain one's strength get out from under look up ameliorate rehabilitate snap out of it rehab come along pull out of it be out of the woods turn a corner invigorate envigorate come through remedy regain health get back on one's feet restore your form build up your strength make headway be all right enliven be cured pep up rest move take steps forward strengthen become better be on the up and up regenerate grow better assuage resuscitate resurrect make it revivify cure weather triumph become healthy knit advance progress be restored show improvement make a recovery develop become more cheerful feel happier get through ride out get well again be take on a new lease of life be given on a new lease of life be well set up wake up animate spice up shake get into the mood awaken be refreshed brighten cheer reform be on the path to recovery draw together surge get back in shape emerge from something brace up come up smiling get your second wind come from behind be given a new lease of life regain strength get act together regain your strength get it together turn things around get second wind turn around grow stronger shape up

Verb

To take violent or aggressive action against
rush attack storm assail charge assault beset bushwhack capture raid sic sick strike trash jump on set on turn on charge at fly at go in on run at attempt to capture descend on descend upon pounce on pounce upon take by storm set upon tear into light into invade lay into fall on pitch into lace into launch oneself at blitz let fly at round on ambush jump swoop on make an assault on fall upon set about pounce have a go at besiege beat up get stuck into launch an attack on let someone have it lash out at sail into hit out at bust wade into work over beat up on weigh into accost make a raid on belabour hit belabor aggress go for descend march into infiltrate set at rough up go at come at penetrate strike at bombard mug surprise fire on take down surge over blast search do over give someone a beating swoop duff up advance on make an onslaught on have at beat the living daylights out of launch an attack make a raid lunge at jump at fly leap at leap threaten strike out at pummel pound thrash beat overrun wade into someone wallop hammer beat someone up paste shoot down maltreat impugn take knock about terrorize blindside harry encounter smash sally pummelled knock around terrorise bomb torpedo make a foray on conduct an offensive on abuse slam potshot excoriate lambast tackle castigate bash scathe lambaste vituperate savage make a sortie on smite open fire on set in on go in surge into take on dive into afflict devastate waylay march on foray into swoop down upon sally forth make inroads on make a swoop on conduct a search of foray make a search of assault someone lay into someone set upon someone fall upon someone make an assault make an attack fall on someone deal a blow to deal a blow lie in wait for hold up wade in secure conquer launch at spring at rush upon go after rush at spring on breach pillage advance seize infringe overwhelm plunder maraud ravage combat strafe encroach occupy shell fire at begin hostilities begin an assault take the offensive criticize censure criticise berate slate chastise condemn reprove rebuke reprimand vilify reproach upbraid chide monster carpet reprehend knock rate objurgate scold put down chew out flame flay diss pan disparage denounce rail against malign bawl out read the riot act denigrate admonish find fault with slag off dress down haul over the coals take to task roast rubbish crucify rap blame give someone a bollocking give someone hell remonstrate with tear off a strip tell off give someone a roasting pillory revile slash bollock lash bag bad-mouth trim come down on rail at give someone a dressing-down give someone a rocket ream out give a talking-to tongue-lash tick off give someone a rollicking deprecate reprobate skewer sledge lecture blister derogate rag keelhaul score wig row asperse inveigh against cut up pull apart give someone a caning give someone a mouthful give someone a telling-off give someone a wigging pull up give someone what for vituperate against give someone an earful call down slap down give someone a row rap over the knuckles give someone a rating slur maul rip baste chasten jaw scorch run down cast aspersions on throw brickbats at pick holes in give a rocket tear a strip off give a bad press to rake over the coals rant at jump down one's throat blow up insult cane arraign besmirch cavil at disapprove of carp at scourge pour scorn on nitpick about rail zap ream pull to pieces give flak to fulminate against yell at bag on pick to pieces find fault cut down give some stick to animadvert on injure curse taunt nag denunciate fustigate decry slag harangue slander clobber smear carp scarify drub discipline slug whip slap someone's wrist send someone away with a flea in their ear traduce rip into trounce do a number on calumniate tie into put on the mat give someone some stick lash into slang take to pieces give someone a bad press take someone to task lay down the law nag at lean on go for the jugular jump down someone's throat fault rap someone over the knuckles exprobrate chew someone out slap someone on the wrist punish correct rake take apart penalize flog contemn rile cry down accuse bark at growl vilipend dispraise penalise slap on the wrist criticize severely blow up at rap someone the knuckles drag over the coals lay out visit dis monish jawbone complain about skin alive fluff pass strictures upon pick at skin slog nit-pick give bad press throw shade cut to bits criticize strongly tear down mete out punishment to be hard on rag on teach someone a lesson make an example of pick on carp on sound off fry climb all over call on the carpet oppose tear apart shellac harsh belittle slight offend slap minimize discount libel defame bring someone to book go on at have someone on the carpet recriminate expostulate threap caution objurate preach take to the woodshed cavil keep after persecute oppress put someone on the hot seat crawl all over put someone on the griddle burn someone's ears pin someone's ears back be rude to backbite dump on call names ride give a black eye zing blow off trash-talk hose miscall minimise shout at cuss out call someone names swear at cut to the quick refute rollick argue with assault verbally disagree with jump on one's case start on pile in bite someone's head off snap someone's head off start in

Verb

To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
frustrate thwart foil block check stop baffle counter defeat disappoint spoil circumvent forestall bar dash nullify balk baulk crush derail hinder impede obstruct quash scotch stymie confront fetter hamper snooker stifle beat checkmate cripple discomfit hamstring hobble inhibit neutralise neutralize banjax crool foul up put a stop to scupper annul arrest cancel conquer counteract cramp crimp forbid halt lick negate obviate outwit preclude prevent prohibit ruin screw up stump do for nip in the bud hang up hold up put a brake on put the kibosh on put the lid on cramp one's style dash one's hope stand in the way of upset the applecart give the run around render null and void curb restrain hold back trammel interfere with retard handicap encumber restrict oppose shackle disrupt delay handcuff put paid to throw a spanner in the works of slow down hog-tie confound undo throw a monkey wrench in the works of upset deter cumber manacle interrupt embarrass put an end to wreck clog constrain stall head off short-circuit sabotage tie up avert bridle mess up smash queer stave off destroy stonewall shatter suppress dish ward off quell repress get in the way of devastate mar louse up demolish slow disconcert confuse overturn fend off bork get in the way avoid limit elude nobble intercept faze debar end rattle resist cross crab cut off curtail mystify deflect interfere puzzle flummox throw disturb bilk withstand defy shut out blight impair repel traverse contravene perplex put the stopper on annihilate bemuse make a mess of put the mockers on escape bewilder set back nonplus play havoc with interdict buffalo withhold bamboozle befuddle vex bind bring to an end clobber addle fox discombobulate fuddle blow a hole in befog muddle put a spoke in someone's wheel entangle hold off forfend squelch subdue damage subvert extinguish rule out undermine smother offset buck stay fight invalidate nix divert pre-empt confine do in cruel euchre help combat blow anticipate abolish challenge sandbag rein in stem obscure reduce chill kill injure upset the apple cart cut short make a hash of chain take down cancel out hold brake shake gravel maze fluster choke disorient put a damper on squash pose dumbfound hold in hold down defend against wilder bring to naught fog flabbergast keep lid on muddy floor get throw a spanner in the works put off make someone scratch their head set someone thinking shut off deny attack evade terminate eradicate dodge duck break root eliminate bollix obliterate threaten sidestep bypass harm negative suspend unsettle disable discourage contest dispute scuttle control corner parry dampen inconvenience skirt decimate skin be beyond preempt rein catch ditch juke impugn keep contain give the slip tie remit bottleneck govern second-guess muck up straiten repulse take wind out of tame regulate intermit complicate weigh down pause countervail steer clear of shelve stupefy hem in be a hindrance to botch throw monkey wrench in upset one's apple cart abrogate debilitate get ahead of get in before ward pull in go against turn aside provide against steal a march on bottle up abate render ineffective stun choke off cork stem the flow of pick off drag one's feet vitiate dam stagger cool overrule obfuscate throw cold water on beat someone to it keep back distract make ineffective snow beat someone to the draw beat someone to the punch countercheck close off struggle against mix up be all Greek to strive against blow one's mind pour cold water on give a hard time shut down put up a fight against wipe out go to one's head redress ruffle strangle at birth countermove finish something finish off stamp out crack down on worst act against discontinue disarrange disorganize disorder get out of convulse shun spike hit nip something in the bud turn upside-down derange surpass bring to a close make an end of stultify circumnavigate eschew cause confusion in cause turmoil in throw into disarray throw into disorder throw into confusion throw a curve leash exceed vanquish triumph gain cease bring an end to miss burden muzzle crash dispatch freeze blank counterplot bury inc incapacitate ravage prevent from making progress tie one's hands forefend enmesh net ensnare capture put the damper on keep at bay stave keep off be the end of commandeer pigeonhole dead-end beggar snag saddle with postpone damp put the brakes on take out of play entrap gainsay duel contradict disaffirm topple skip promote tackle detain retardate cheat get the better of tether dissuade hang fire save let box in defer protract affect be early oppugn war put at risk shunt turn veer psych out mull stumble get to amaze wonder stir profundicate throw a spoke in the wheel of disadvise scare abort put on hold shake off shuffle off tamper influence be one step ahead of beat somebody to it act in advance of prepare for head off at pass prorogue resolve bit taboo outlaw enjoin cause setback beat down trouble discommode jam incommode conflict take wind out of sails put end to break down break up run circles around give the run-around run rings around put back back off hold off on bring to screeching halt make late bog down slow up prolong hold over put on back burner intrude on halt in its tracks counterbalance turn off talk out of act like a wet blanket snafu make a stand against bring to an end to cope with battle against keep in throw a monkey wrench into wrack have impoverish raze craze overthrow unbuild overreach outmaneuver outmanoeuvre outfox outsmart look away shove aside turn from daze cloud counterpoise put on brakes put an stop to surprise balls up still muffle swallow throw off intoxicate cause to be at a stand bring up short throw off balance bother disorientate set thinking take aback inebriate mess with one's head make punchy make someone's head spin ball up bring down work against make waves wreak havoc with staunch fight back moderate throw a monkey wrench in the works rain on someone's parade balance compensate for burst one's bubble rebuff choke back constrict incarcerate imprison intern measure rule play off cook someone's goose draw up keep in check spike someone's guns queer someone's pitch pull up keep a lid on keep under control slacken pace bite back fetch up make up for correct gaol ban lock in coop up fence in jail close in immure concuss shut in deprive shotgun disallow necessitate scar bring to a standstill play for time counterweigh balance out equalize disfigure stain lock up afflict taint trash decay be an antidote to override deactivate square up equalise even up defuse counterweight cool off preoccupy monopolize foresee predict forecast project expect envision void throttle screen put half nelson on weaken rescind repeal glitch up monopolise reverse hurt retract revoke compromise countermand protest sap diminish monkey with reluct battle enfeeble disannul dissolve null vacate refuse eat away whittle away disempower render invalid drag through the mud emasculate clip one's wings mine dig out chip away at dig demoralise soften tunnel knock the bottom out of queer the pitch of demoralize blunt dent poke full of holes attenuate corrode torpedo hollow out wear destabilize destabilise set one's face against strike down fight against be hostile to rebel against put down contend with remove dig in one's heels ding blackball baulk at be in defiance of break with take issue with object to refuse to accept dump be in opposition to dissent with face down lock horns with take up arms against stand up to roll back belie turn thumbs down disprove kick against be anti turn down take a stand against fly in the face of speak out against take on astonish astound get at boggle the mind of strike dumb throw for loop

Verb

Give new strength or energy to
revive renew revitalise revitalize refresh rejuvenate restore resuscitate revivify reanimate regenerate reinvigorate energise energize freshen strengthen awaken brace cheer comfort enliven fortify rally recharge recreate refreshen rekindle renovate repair resurrect stimulate animate envigorate invigorate kick-start rouse arouse brighten bring round console encourage enkindle exhilarate gladden inspirit please quicken reawaken recondition recuperate rediscover reinforce relieve restart solace bounce back bring around bring to make whole spring up touch up breathe life into bring back to life snap out of it breathe new life into wake up pep up buck up revamp galvanize liven up vivify rewaken rewake modernize galvanise improve bring back vitalize reactivate update perk up modernise hearten remodel boost ginger up rehabilitate uplift inspire excite overhaul activate stir recover recall jazz up fire cheer up refurbish jump-start stir up reinstate reestablish fillip remake spike come to life rebuild zip up amp up juice up reconstruct re-establish mend build up buoy up replenish redevelop replace bring up to date bolster refit get going give a boost to kindle reintroduce rehab spark spruce transform do up prod make over regain brighten up lift embolden motivate reenergize give a shot in the arm to electrify raise pick up give new strength to relaunch trigger resume liven reinvent reopen reform reboot doctor fix restore to life fix up upgrade raise from the dead revolutionize give a new lease of life to vamp up restate retouch evoke refashion reaffirm spur cure prompt heal sustain save come alive impel relight reinstitute move better redo rescue help bring to mind enhance elate redecorate lighten promote retread reconstitute revolutionise vivificate give new life to put some spark into patch zap put back return summon up fire up spruce up light a fire under face-lift tart up turn on redeem work up cool incite instigate urge waken brush up amend reproduce sweeten re-energize ameliorate fan streamline conjure up dynamize develop re-equip refurnish call up buoy give life to prop up clean contemporize rebrand technologize increase gentrify innervate do blow away the cobwebs innerve refine gee up give the kiss of life to get going again restitute make healthy reindustrialize put new heart into put new life into rectify enrich rework revise innovate make good go over put new life in re-create bring something up to code give something a facelift service furbish get into shape give a new look to tune give a lift to re-embody recrudesce take back recapture start again re-activate elevate reconnect unwind invoke light again reincarnate reshape remarket top up change edify cool down reassure titivate call forth provoke whet nerve start become lively hot up welcome back reignite tidy dust neaten repeat harden turn around restyle cleanse retrieve jog confirm tempt titillate steel freshen up redesign redevise copy remaster perform CPR become animate snap up rationalize stiffen make lively waken up give a new lease on life grow pique dispatch spring precipitate goad actuate empower set to rights salvage set right straighten out clean up air out give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation cultivate civilize put new heart in make confident give courage to spice divert entertain bear up chirk up summon call to mind shake up gussy up put new strength in rise from the dead come back to life come back from the dead prime goose actify arm activize enable leaven accelerate advance civilise make more lively brace up put pep into give a lift let sunshine in make more exciting rationalise lead into the twenty-first century do over drag into the twenty-first century march into the twenty-first century bring into the twenty-first century punch up fuel switch on put zip into start up pump up awake wake relax look up speed foster pour it on inject new life into support intensify raise spirits re-form raise your spirits unkill commove sting spark off reorganize lighten up loosen up spur on get one started act as a impetus to set up act as a incentive to build a fire under act as a fillip to speed up act as a spur to act as a stimulus to whip up get one going steam up rev up key up take a load off reclaim reorganise reinstall make younger add some zest to restore vitality to be restored to life be revived rise be resurrected put in power again return to power reinvest return to a former position reelect give back rehire give face lift to facilitate benefit make young again become a living creature make someone feel young again maintain ease be raised from the dead mitigate meliorate thrill remedy light up exalt inform palliate nurse treat medicate give a buzz make alive temper correct moderate emend perfect bring to life make sound put on feet again treat successfully restore to health physic put someone on the road to recovery get someone back on their feet make better attend to minister to make well fine-tune hone fine remediate edit beef up polish redraft

Verb

To neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite and equal force
neutralize counteract offset counterbalance counterpoise annul undo balance compensate for countervail invalidate negate negative nullify cancel out cancel correct make up for balance out counterweigh equalise equalize abrogate conquer countercheck counterweight deactivate defeat defuse frustrate make ineffective override overrule redress render ineffective subdue wipe out even up square up be an antidote to compensate redeem equilibrize outweigh even out rescind repeal reverse obviate revoke countermand disannul vacate avoid counter render invalid equipoise render null and void void fix ballast quash contravene abolish rectify square oppose overturn dissolve veto abate null atone for set off strike down annihilate vitiate roll back equilibrate remedy retract cross right amend adjust make good recompense kill recall make restitution for make amends for make amends terminate set aside do away with bring to an end disallow equiponderate disestablish repel atone rule against take back equal out tip the scales antagonize antagonise redress the balance make of no use or value weaken undermine overthrow lessen stabilise halt counterwork reduce stabilize buck respond repudiate work against equate even level match nix unfit impair circumduct X-out blow sky-high disqualify render meaningless indemnify go against set tie collate attune parallel readjust accord charge requite equal counterpose account obliterate pair off come out rebut be equivalent allow for nig zap scratch ax declare null and void confine renig scrub axe torpedo restrict squash limit trash renege cast aside come out even bring to naught call all bets off wash out blue pencil stamp out take out forget it reform repair ease cure harmonize better put right regulate set right make right improve retrieve heal relieve ameliorate resolve sort out settle mend deal with dial back patch up turn over new leaf make restitution pay one's dues put to rights recalibrate make reparation for recompense for restore the balance turn things around revise make reparation harmonise vindicate change level out pay for restore turn around remove ding belie blackball disprove impugn traverse stonewall dump put down break with turn down turn thumbs down fly in the face of neutralise straighten out make better emend fix up set to rights solve put in order alter expiate shape up debug modify doctor help rework reconstruct