[syn: surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Surmount \Sur*mount"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surmounted; p. pr.
& vb. n. Surmounting.] [OE. sourmounten, OF. surmonter,
sormonter, F. surmonter; sur over + monter to mount. See
Sur-, and Mount, v. i.]
1. To rise above; to be higher than; to overtop.
The mountains of Olympus, Athos, and Atlas,
overreach and surmount all winds and clouds. --Sir
2. To conquer; to overcome; as, to surmount difficulties or
3. To surpass; to exceed. --Spenser.
What surmounts the reach
Of human sense I shall delineate. --Milton.
Syn: To conquer; overcome; vanquish; subdue; surpass; exceed.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his
shyness" [syn: overcome, get over, subdue,
2: be on top of; "The scarf surmounted the gown"
3: reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc" [syn:
4: 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" [syn: surpass,
outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
80 Moby Thesaurus words for "surmount":
beat, best, bestraddle, bestride, better, cap, clamber, clamber up,
clear, climax, climb, climb over, climb up, command, conquer,
consummate, crest, crown, culminate, deck, defeat, dominate, down,
escalade, finish, floor, frost, head, hurdle, ice, leap, lick,
look down upon, master, mount, negotiate, outdo, outstrip, outtop,
over, overarch, overcome, overleap, overlook, overmaster,
overmatch, overpower, overset, overshadow, overthrow, overtop,
overturn, peak, prevail over, ramp, rise above, scale,
scale the heights, scrabble up, scramble up, send flying, shin,
shin up, shinny, silence, struggle up, surpass, terminate, throw,
tip, top, top off, tower above, tower over, trip, trip up,
triumph over, upclimb, upset, vault