[ UK /səmˈa‍ʊnt/ ]
[ US /sɝˈmaʊnt/ ]
  1. reach the highest point of
    We scaled the Mont Blanc
  2. get on top of; deal with successfully
    He overcame his shyness
    He overcame his shyness
  3. be or do something to a greater degree
    This car outperforms all others in its class
    She outdoes all other athletes
    her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
    This exceeds all my expectations
  4. be on top of
    The scarf surmounted the gown
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How To Use surmount In A Sentence

  • This means that the model can predict the surmountable obstacle height of an off-road vehicle and its-key influencing parameters can be obtained.
  • Kelvin surmounted this problem by running a single wire along his machine that went around each wheel, so that the combined effects of all wheels would be represented by the motion at the end of the wire.
  • Only considerable skill in narrative can surmount the difficulty of this complete change of tone within the limits of one book.
  • Bit like now I suppose, sruggling in the half light trying to overcome an insurmountable problem while some treacly sod is in the background telling you how to go about it without having to demonstrate. You See The Trouble With Me « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG
  • The twelve-panel front door is surmounted with a transom window and framed by fluted pilasters supporting an open pediment.
  • The coffin was palled with a square of rusty black velvet, whence all the pile had long been worn, and which the soaking rain now helped age to embrown and make flabby; a standard cross was borne by an ecclesiastical official, who had on a quadrangular cap surmounted by a centre tuft; two priests followed, sheltered by umbrellas, their sacerdotal garments dabbled and draggled with mud, and showing thick-shod feet beneath the dingy serge and lawn that flapped above them, as they came along at a smart pace, suggestive of anything but solemnity. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866
  • The opening at one end of the shrine is closed not by the paneled doors characteristic of temples but by a pair of low gates carved to represent wickerwork and surmounted by a row of inverted dentils.
  • The bishop is represented as in the act of benediction, with a pastoral staff, and in full pontificals; his head is shown as resting on a cushion, and is surmounted by a trefoil arch with a crocketed gable, and a censer-bearing angel on each side. Ely Cathedral
  • situations of measurable and surmountable danger
  • The joys of return and reunion with the homeland thus intermingle with a pervasive and insurmountable feeling of loss.
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