defeat


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Synonyms for defeat

Synonyms for defeat

to win a victory over, as in battle or a competition

to prevent from accomplishing a purpose

the act of defeating or the condition of being defeated

Synonyms for defeat

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If she returns to her lost shape (and it cannot be but that she will) her misfortune will have been good fortune, and my defeat a most happy triumph.
He told himself that, despite his unprecedented suffering, he had never lost his greed for a victory, yet, he said, in a half-apologetic manner to his conscience, he could not but know that a defeat for the army this time might mean many favor- able things for him.
In a defeat there would be a roundabout vindication of himself.
We have fully concentrated forces of nearly seventy thousand men with which to attack and defeat the enemy should he cross the Lech.
The nervous irritation aroused by the appearance of Mack, the news of his defeat, and the thought of what lay before the Russian army found vent in anger at Zherkov's untimely jest.
I am sorry to record the fact that Jim was not only ashamed of his defeat but for a moment lost control of his temper.
At least he had earned her respect that day, as a man who knew how to accept defeat gracefully.
It pains me even now to recall the cruelly complete defeat of every effort which I made on that disastrous evening.
These associations were practically middle- class affairs, and now, compelled by hard times and crashing markets, and aided by the great captains of industry, they gave organized labor an awful and decisive defeat.
2) Oenomaus, king of Pisa in Elis, warned by an oracle that he should be killed by his son-in-law, offered his daughter Hippodamia to the man who could defeat him in a chariot race, on condition that the defeated suitors should be slain by him.
He sought to drown his sorrow for the defeat in floods of beer.
It was Lucille he wanted, the woman who had shown him how sweet even defeat might be, who had made these three years of his life so happy that they seemed to have passed in one delightful dream.
Their journey to London simply ended in their becoming the victims of another defeat.
The defeat may now be considered perfectly accomplished.
The Mice thought that the cause of their frequent defeats was that they had no leaders set apart from the general army to command them, and that they were exposed to dangers from lack of discipline.