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    Cool Overwhelmed/Overcome by/with?

    Hello amigos!

    The maestro was overwhelmed/overcome by/with her voice during the concert.(in a positive way)

    Can I use these adjetives interchangeably? Is there any difference between them?



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    Re: Overwhelmed/Overcome by/with?

    They are nearly synonymous, but I feel overwhelmed implies a stronger emotion than overcome. In both cases I would use "by" in this context.

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