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Synonyms for overwhelm



Synonyms for overwhelm

to affect deeply or completely, as with emotion

to impair severely something such as the spirit, health, or effectiveness of

to affect as if by an outpouring of water

Synonyms for overwhelm

charge someone with too many tasks

cover completely or make imperceptible

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Egotistical designers appear to suggest that it is right to ensure the new buildings are not overwhelmed by St James' Park.
When a leader is of the opinion that a problem is beyond his capacity, he gets overwhelmed by it and he is unable to come up with the initiative that can make the problem history.
School psychologists can focus on holding those emotions that have forced the child to become reactive and allay the fear that these powerful emotions will overwhelm him.
Gold notes, for example, how the demand that urban schools intervene directly to overcome the effects of poverty on achievement results in a proliferation of site-based social-service programs--clinics, counseling, rehab centers, family interventions--whose maintenance can overwhelm the instructional mission of the school.
According to Trotter (2004) ("Web Searches Often Overwhelm Young Researchers," Education Week, 24[14], 8), students must use crude Web search tools, identify synonyms that relate to key words using adult categories, spell words correctly, sort through endless advertising and other spare, and judge data.
The total dollars at stake overwhelm efforts to improve quality by surveys, fines, public postings, and the efforts of advocacy groups.
Just as there is no other military power that can overwhelm the United States, so is there no other economic power that can displace it.
The Seaport Community Coalition, representing residents in the area, claims that the twin towers proposed by Milstein -- one proposed at twenty-five floors, the other at fourteen floors threatens to overwhelm the intimate quality of this Historic District.
While there were other contributing factors, a downfall of this proportion only comes from reckless financial stewardship that abuses the company's assets, whether through speculative expenditures or over-leverage, and permits corporate ego to overwhelm management's fiduciary obligations to stakeholders.
It's easy to understand his artistic dilemma, though: Creating sequences of such uncanny power necessarily upsets the very idea of narrative or thematic resolution; those spellbinding intervals overwhelm not just the characters but the film itself.
Also, avoid placing too much emphasis on exploring feelings, since this tends to overwhelm them.
At that time, the Working Group was concerned about the potential for sharp declines in prices and soaring trading volumes to overwhelm the market infrastructure of trading, clearing, and credit systems.
After a few days, however, drug cravings can overwhelm their desire to abstain, Landry explains.
May He enlarge our coasts, grant you your heart's desires, and overwhelm you with His grace and favour.