surmount

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From Middle English, from Old French surmonter (to rise above, surmount), from sur- (above) + monter (to mount).

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surmount (third-person singular simple present surmounts, present participle surmounting, simple past and past participle surmounted)

  1. 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

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