"surmounts" in the verb sense
1. overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master
get on top of deal with successfully
"He overcame his shyness"
be on top of
"The scarf surmounted the gown"
3. scale, surmount
reach the highest point of
"We scaled the Mont Blanc"
4. surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform
be or do something to a greater degree
"her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"
"She outdoes all other athletes"
"This exceeds all my expectations"
"This car outperforms all others in its class"
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