o-ver-come / ō-vər-kŭm
verb (overcame, overcome, overcoming, overcomes)
1. to surmount; to accomplish successfully
When difficulties are overcome they begin blessing.
2. to be victorious in competition; to conquer in conflict
The way to overcome the angry man is with gentleness, the evil man with goodness, the miser with generosity and the liar with truth.
3. to be overwhelmed by emotions
I was overcome with happiness, love, and tenderness.
Andrea Bocelli, 1958 –
From the Anglo-Saxon verb ofercuman (vanquish, subdue).
Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology.