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Synonyms of "Overcomed" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre overcomed e overwhelmed ?
A: Overcome means to defeat a problem or enemy. Sometimes, overwhelm can also mean to defeat an enemy. (But not always) For example:

She overcame her shyness (O)
She overwhelmed her shyness (X)

The team overcame their opponents (O)
The team overwhelmed their opponents (O)


Overwhelmed means to have too much of something or to be given too much of something. Sometimes, overcome can mean this too, but overcome usually only means to have too much of an emotion. For example:

She was overcome with sadness. (O)
She was overwhelmed with sadness. (O)

She was overcome with work.(X)
She was overwhelmed with work. (O)

I hope that helps! :)

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