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Synonyms for defeat
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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
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.
bastinado, batter, beat, belabor, bruise, castigate, chastise, conquer, cudgel, flog, overcome, pommel, pound, scourge, smite, spank, strike, surpass, switch, thrash, vanquish, whip, worst
fail, fall, get the worst of, go down, go under, surrender
Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.
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Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote
an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
"it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
thrashing, trouncing, frustration, whacking, drubbing, beating, lacing, licking
the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
frustration, thwarting, licking, foiling
get the better of, overcome, defeatverb
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"
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
kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote outverb
thwart the passage of
"kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
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
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How to use defeat in a sentence?
I want to thank Bernie Sanders and Bernie Sanders supporters for Bernie Sanders and his supporters tireless passion, we share a common goal, and together we'll defeat Donald Trump.
Every American can be confident President Trump is fighting to protect their safety and safeguard the economy, he understands these are challenging times for the American people, which is why he is leaving no stone unturned and leading an unprecedented, whole of America approach to defeat this virus.
The terror organization had its biggest defeat in its history. The bomb mechanisms to divide the nation blew up in their own hands, we will continue our operations with determination.
We came to express our support and to fight this danger that's threatening our society and our stability, fortunately, all Tunisians are united here today. We will be able to defeat terrorism, which is threatening Tunisia and all the neighboring countries.
(My victory) is an example of how, if we unify various political forces, we can put up a fight, and defeat the ruling party.
Translations for defeat
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- اندحار, غلب, انكسار, هزم, هزيمةArabic
- унищожение, разбивам, побеждавам, поражениеBulgarian
- vèncer, derrota, vencimentCatalan, Valencian
- porazit, porážkaCzech
- tab, overvinde, besejre, usejrDanish
- Niederlage, besiegen, niederringen, schlagenGerman
- νικώ, ήτταGreek
- venki, malvenkoEsperanto
- derrotar, anular, vencimiento, derrota, vencerSpanish
- lüüasaamine, võitmaEstonian
- شکست دادنPersian
- häviö, tappio, päihittää, voittaaFinnish
- vaincre, défaire, défaiteFrench
- maidhm, cloígh, briseadh, faigh an lámh in uachtar ar, díomua, buaigh arIrish
- callScottish Gaelic
- vencer, derrotar, bater, vencemento, derrotaGalician
- הביס, תבוסהHebrew
- vereség, kudarc, legyőzHungarian
- vinna, ósigur, tap, sigraIcelandic
- battere, fallimento, sconfitta, disfatta, insuccesso, sconfiggereItalian
- 負かす, 敗北, 挫折, やっつける, 倒すJapanese
- ឈ្នះ, ការឈ្នះ, ការចាញ់Khmer
- clades, vincereLatin
- nugalėti, įveikti, sukautiLithuanian
- uzvarēt, sakāve, sakaut, uzveiktLatvian
- verslaan, nederlaag, overwinnenDutch
- nederlag, beseire, overvinneNorwegian
- vencir, vencement, vencimentOccitan
- pokonać, porażkaPolish
- derrotar, vencimento, derrota, vencerPortuguese
- învinge, înfrânge, bateRomanian
- поражение, побеждать, победить, разбивать, разбить, пораRussian
- övervinna, nederlag, besegra, förlustSwedish
- ఓటమి, ఓటు, ఓడించుTelugu
- yenmek, mağlup etmek, yenilgi, mağlubiyetTurkish
- đánh bạiVietnamese
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