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 for surmount
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surmount \Sur*mount"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surmounted; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Surmounting.] [OE. sourmounten, OF. surmonter,
     sormonter, F. surmonter; sur over + monter to mount. See
     Sur-, and Mount, v. i.]
     1. To rise above; to be higher than; to overtop.
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              The mountains of Olympus, Athos, and Atlas,
              overreach and surmount all winds and clouds. --Sir
                                                    W. Raleigh.
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     2. To conquer; to overcome; as, to surmount difficulties or
        obstacles. --Macaulay.
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     3. To surpass; to exceed. --Spenser.
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              What surmounts the reach
              Of human sense I shall delineate.     --Milton.
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     Syn: To conquer; overcome; vanquish; subdue; surpass; exceed.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his
           shyness" [syn: overcome, get over, subdue,
           surmount, master]
      2: be on top of; "The scarf surmounted the gown"
      3: reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc" [syn:
         scale, surmount]
      4: 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" [syn: surpass,
         outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo,
         surmount, outperform]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "surmount":
     beat, best, bestraddle, bestride, better, cap, clamber, clamber up,
     clear, climax, climb, climb over, climb up, command, conquer,
     consummate, crest, crown, culminate, deck, defeat, dominate, down,
     escalade, finish, floor, frost, head, hurdle, ice, leap, lick,
     look down upon, master, mount, negotiate, outdo, outstrip, outtop,
     over, overarch, overcome, overleap, overlook, overmaster,
     overmatch, overpower, overset, overshadow, overthrow, overtop,
     overturn, peak, prevail over, ramp, rise above, scale,
     scale the heights, scrabble up, scramble up, send flying, shin,
     shin up, shinny, silence, struggle up, surpass, terminate, throw,
     tip, top, top off, tower above, tower over, trip, trip up,
     triumph over, upclimb, upset, vault

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