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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·mount v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surmounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Surmounting.]
 1. To rise above; to be higher than; to overtop.
    The mountains of Olympus, Athos, and Atlas, overreach and surmount all winds and clouds.   --Sir W. Raleigh.
 2. To conquer; to overcome; as, to surmount difficulties or obstacles.
 3. To surpass; to exceed.
 What surmounts the reach
 Of human sense I shall delineate.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- To conquer; overcome; vanquish; subdue; surpass; exceed.