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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In a defeat there would be a roundabout vindication of himself.
A defeat of the army had suggested itself to him as a means of escape from the consequences of his fall.
He said, as if in excuse for this hope, that previously the army had encountered great defeats and in a few months had shaken off all blood and tradition of them, emerging as bright and valiant as a new one; thrusting out of sight the memory of disaster, and appearing with the valor and confidence of unconquered legions.
When he perceived again that it was not possible for the army to be defeated, he tried to bethink him of a fine tale which he could take back to his regiment, and with it turn the expected shafts of derision.
Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat: how much more no calculation at all!
These two defeats had been very disastrous to organized labor.
Two hundred thousand machinists, along with their five hundred thousand allies in the metalworking trades, had been defeated in as bloody a strike as had ever marred the United States.
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.
"Once, when I was young," said Jim, "I was a race horse, and defeated all who dared run against me.
All violent policy, as it is contrary to the natural and experienced course of human affairs, defeats itself.
Levin reddened with vexation, not at being defeated, but at having failed to control himself and being drawn into argument.
resident Maithripala Sirisena today recalled that even Indian troops could not defeat the LTTE during the war.
Tri-nation ODI tournament, 16 Jan 2009, Dhaka (2-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka) The heartbreaking two-run defeat to Sri Lanka in 2009 was Bangladesh's first defeat in the final, with which the sequence of defeats began.
B Sai Praneeth was not able to advance to the quarter-finals as he suffered a defeat in the second round.
He said that Ganduje scored 24,491 to defeat the PDP Governorship Candidate, Abba Kabir-Yusuf, who polled 24,309 votes.