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Synonyms for defeat
dɪˈfit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defeat, licking(noun)

    an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

    "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"

    Synonyms:
    thrashing, trouncing, frustration, whacking, drubbing, beating, lacing, licking

    Antonyms:
    triumph, victory

  2. frustration, defeat(verb)

    the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

    Synonyms:
    frustration, thwarting, licking, foiling

    Antonyms:
    victory, triumph

  3. get the better of, overcome, defeat(verb)

    win a victory over

    "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

    Synonyms:
    surmount, vote out, overwhelm, overcome, subdue, kill, get the best, whelm, overpower, shoot down, vote down, get the better of, sweep over, have the best, overtake, get over, master

    Antonyms:
    victory, triumph

  4. kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out(verb)

    thwart the passage of

    "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"

    Synonyms:
    pour down, drink down, toss off, shoot, wipe out, overcome, buck, kill, down, bolt down, pop, stamp out, belt down, tear, vote down, shoot down, vote out, charge, obliterate, land, get the better of, turn thumbs down

    Antonyms:
    victory, triumph

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. defeat

    Strike is the word for a single blow; to beat is to strike repeatedly, as a bird beats the air with its wings. Others of the above words describe the manner of beating, as bastinado, to beat on the soles of the feet; belabor, to inflict a comprehensive and exhaustive beating; cudgel, to beat with a stick; thrash, as wheat was beaten out with the old hand-flail; to pound (akin to Latin pondus, a weight) is to beat with a heavy, and pommel with a blunt, instrument. To batter and to bruise refer to the results of beating; that is battered which is broken or defaced by repeated blows on the surface (compare synonyms for SHATTER); that is bruised which has suffered even one severe contusion. The metaphorical sense of beat, however, so far preponderates that one may be very badly bruised and battered, and yet not be said to be beaten, unless he has got the worst of the beating. To beat a combatant is to disable or dishearten him for further fighting. Hence beat becomes the synonym for every word which implies getting the advantage of another. Compare CONQUER.

    Almost all antonyms in this class are passive, and can be formed indefinitely from the conquering words by the use of the auxiliary be; as, be beaten, be defeated, be conquered, etc.

    Synonyms:
    bastinado, batter, beat, belabor, bruise, castigate, chastise, conquer, cudgel, flog, overcome, pommel, pound, scourge, smite, spank, strike, surpass, switch, thrash, vanquish, whip, worst

    Antonyms:
    fail, fall, get the worst of, go down, go under, surrender

    Preposition:
    Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. defeat(n)

    Synonyms:
    frustration, overthrow, discomfiture

    Antonyms:
    victory, triumph, success

  2. defeat(v)

    Synonyms:
    conquer, overcome, worst, beat, baffle, rout, overthrow, vanquish, frustrate, foil

    Antonyms:
    secure, promote, insure, speed, advance, establish, aid

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defeat(n.)

    Synonyms:
    overthrow, downfall, rout, discomfiture, repulse

  2. defeat(n.)

    Synonyms:
    frustration

  3. defeat(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    conquer, overthrow, overcome, vanquish, checkmate, repulse, beat, discomfit, rout

  4. defeat(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    frustrate, baffle, foil, balk, disconcert, disappoint

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. defeat(n)

    Synonyms:
    repulse, overthrow, vanquishment, foil, rout, frustration, disappointment

  2. defeat(v)

    Synonyms:
    conquer, vanquish, repulse, discomfit, rout, checkmate, outwit, balk, foil, frustrate

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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
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How to use defeat in a sentence?

  1. Dr. Barnes Mawrie:

    2.“Life is like a traffic jam. You’ve got to be patient and wait on till an opportunity comes for you to drive ahead”. 3.“Life is like an onion, the deeper you peel into it the more tears it brings to your eyes”. 4.“Never wait for the best time to do good because good can be done best any time”. 5.“Think creatively, plan minutely and act resolutely and success is sure to come your way”. 6.“All intelligent persons are not successful but all successful people are intelligent”. 7.“Winners are those who act on their dreams but losers are those who dream of their acts”. 8.“Learning to accept defeat is the first step towards victory”. 9.“People who complain about their life are like beggars sitting on a heap of gold”. 10.“Theology is the study of God but not all theologians discover God”. 11. “One who discerns God’s will is treading on the path of salvation”. 12.“Environmental pollution is the most deadly sin because it springs from lack of concern and absence of love for the other”. 13.“Do not be afraid of enemies who criticize you but beware of friends who secretly despise you”. 14.“The difference between a pessimist and an optimist is that the former sees the dusk while the latter sees the dawn”. 15.“Religious fanaticism is the religion of the most irreligious and Godless people”. 16.“He who says only my religion is good, is putting a fence around God’s goodness and is guilty of God manipulation”. 17.“Too much religiosity is bad for the soul as too much food is bad for the body. Religious excessiveness is the breeding ground of fanaticism”. 18.“A religion that does not teach love of neighbour is either a bad religion or no religion at all”. 19.“A community is not an addition of number but a multiplication of love”. 20.“The three most important components of an ideal community are: the head to think and plan, the heart to forgive and love and the hands to serve and care”. 21.“Peace is a rare commodity which can be bought only through love”. 22.“Personal freedom is not a privilege to be misused but a responsibility to be carried out”. 23.“True love starts with perception and ends in compassion”. 24.“A good ship is tested in stormy weather so too true friendship is tested in difficult times”. 25.“Every tree cut down is oxygen lost and life endangered”. 26.“Wars are the darkest spots in human history and the height of human folly”. 27.“There is no greater fool than the one who does not know himself”. 28.“There is no greater folly than the failure to grab opportunities in life”. 29.“An education that does not form the heart leads to deviation of character”. 30.“Education that does not open the mind and heart of a person is a self defeating endeavour”. 31.“Education begins in the womb and ends in the tomb”.

  2. State John Kerry:

    We are going to defeat Daesh. We always said it will take time, we began our fight against al Qaeda in 2001 and it took us quite a few years before we were able to eliminate Osama bin Laden and the top leadership and neutralize them as an effective force. We hope to do Daesh much faster than that and we think we have an ability to do that.

  3. Brett McGurk:

    Long-term we are going to degrade and defeat this organization, but we have been clear from day one it's going to take a long time.

  4. Kristen Ashley Roth:

    Hate is not a feeling toward another, but a feeling of defeat by another.

  5. Army General Ray Odierno:

    We could probably go in there with a certain amount of American force and ... defeat ISIL. The problem is we would be right back where we are today six months later, for me it's about changing the dynamics, the political dynamics, the economic dynamics, and it has to be done by those in the region.


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