Meaning of “surmount” in the English Dictionary

"surmount" in British English

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surmountverb [ T ]

uk /səˈmaʊnt/ us /sɚˈmaʊnt/ formal

surmount verb [ T ] (BE ON TOP)

to be on top of something tall:

The central twelve-foot column is surmounted by a bronze angel with outspread wings.
surmountable
adjective uk /səˈmaʊn.tə.bəl/ us /sɚˈmaʊn.t̬ə.bəl/

(Definition of “surmount” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"surmount" in American English

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surmountverb [ T ]

us /sərˈmɑʊnt/

to deal successfully with a difficulty or problem:

She had to surmount the difficulties of bringing up five children on her own.

(Definition of “surmount” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)