Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb surmount

4 senses of surmount

Sense 1
overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master -- (get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness")
       => beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")

Sense 2
surmount -- (be on top of; "The scarf surmounted the gown")
       => head -- (be in the front of or on top of; "The list was headed by the name of the president")

Sense 3
scale, surmount -- (reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc")
       => reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain -- (reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts")

Sense 4
surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform -- (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"; "This car outperforms all others in its class")
       => beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")

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