What is the opposite of overcome?

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Opposite of to be victorious over
“It was maddening to see skiers I knew to be playing fair, guys who trained their hearts out with little financial reward, lose to the cheaters.”
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Opposite of to prevail over
“Socrates tries, at least, to forestall the possibility that they will be led by their hope for immortality to succumb to the temptation of misology.”
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Opposite of to overwhelm with emotion
“He grew more distant towards the family that abandoned him, and news of his ex-wife's cancer diagnosis unaffected him.”
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Opposite of to subdue or hurt physically or violently
“He had to yield because there was no getting out of that armbar.”
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Opposite of to be victorious over
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Opposite of to overcome or bring under control
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Opposite of to make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
“In an ancient era, twin girls are raised as boys to prevent their wizard father from sacrificing them to intensify his supernatural powers.”
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Opposite of to overcome with emotion or stress
“With thirty seconds to go, and the game all but won, I could finally relax.”
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(usually of a disease or condition) Opposite of to affect adversely
“Eating a healthy and balanced meal will help to protect against all forms of malnutrition.”
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Opposite of to enrapture or delight
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Opposite of have a strong emotional effect on
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Opposite of to come safely through a precarious situation
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Opposite of to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
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Opposite of to frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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Opposite of to relieve or alleviate (a demand, desire or feeling)
“More than that, he needs good teaching and a curriculum that does not aggravate his frustrations but helps him to overcome them.”
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Opposite of to end the life of, or defeat comprehensively
“The Vikings were in good spirits and were becoming well disposed to Bagnold, so they decided to spare him instead of killing him.”
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Opposite of to restrain or repress, especially one's feelings, opinions or emotions
“He could ill afford to openly express his joy at Hedda's escape, as this surely would be looked upon by Gerhard as an act of treason.”
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Opposite of to overwhelm with an excessive amount of something
“As it was, I spent a good deal of time trying to uninvolve myself from my studies.”
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Opposite of to defeat or overcome
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(of a feeling) Opposite of to completely preoccupy the mind of (someone)
“He now runs a one-man firm out of a downtrodden office block and takes on cases that bore him.”
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Opposite of to obligate to do something
“I leaned away from him to deter him from doing anything drastic.”
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Opposite of to recover from a negative without seemingly any damage
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Opposite of to withstand the action or effect of
“Lovers of ease who refuse to have anything to do with spiritual science would be affected by his magic.”
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Opposite of to offend the moral feelings of
“He did so and was received by Ferenc Erdei, who asked him to go out on the balcony of the Parliament to appease the crowd.”
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Opposite of to put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
“You need a nice, relaxing holiday to raise your spirits.”
Adjective
Opposite of overwhelmed with emotion
“He appeared to be largely unaffected by the tragic news of his mother's death.”
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Opposite of to be worn down by negative emotions
“Jeremy felt inspired by the purity of his son's enthusiasm.”
Adjective
Opposite of deeply hurt, saddened, or worried
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Opposite of having been defeated in a contest
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Opposite of confounded with surprise or wonder
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Opposite of characterized, or marked, by much busy (or stressful) activity
“As a normal, relaxed, and laid back person, I find the whole phenomenon just really odd.”
Adjective
Opposite of to be overcome or overwhelmed by something (typically negative)
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Opposite of filled with sadness or melancholy
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Opposite of completely overcome or helpless, especially with distress or exhaustion
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Opposite of flooded or swamped
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Opposite of oppressed, persecuted or subjugated at the hands of another
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Opposite of feeling or showing a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with
“By creating a better situation among the poorer classes from a monetary standpoint, it will create a more hopeful situation all around.”
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