surmount
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /səˈmaʊnt/
  • (America) IPA: /sɚˈmaʊnt/
Verb

surmount (surmounts, present participle surmounting; past and past participle surmounted)

  1. (transitive) To get over; to overcome.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 10.
      this difficulty may perhaps be surmounted by care and art
  2. (transitive) To cap; to sit on top off.
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