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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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.
The Patriots enter the AFC Championship as 8-point favorites to defeat the Jaguars.
Nepali Congress has faced a shameful defeat in the House of Representatives and Provincial Parliament elections.
Our national team Hind Rizk confirmed that she had sought to defeat the Kazakh player, noting that the bout was difficult.
Salty played superbly to defeat the champions 5-3 with wins from Gary Mahon, Kenny Vickers.
The defeat of Ottomans in the Balkan Wars provoked the emergence of various publications on the defeat's causes and the possible directions the Empire could take to avenge the defeat and regenerate.
Muscat: Bahrain overcame a battling Oman to defeat the hosts 10-4 via penalties on the second day of the Asian Beach Handball Championships at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Saturday.
JOHN Carver equalled an unwanted record after Newcastle United's defeat to Tottenham - the interim boss has now been in charge for six straight league defeats, matching a run under former manager Alan Pardew.
Truly, the team that loses has the right to be mad but it must definitely work on itself and reexamine the tactics with which it goes from a defeat to a bigger defeat.
Summary: A defiant Jose Mourinho has brushed off Real Madrid's crushing 5-0 defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Barcelona.
Other round three results across the top boards saw Khalaf Bukhalaf draw with Rajeev Ramchandran, Anthony Pelayo draw with Joey Cabaya, Ali Sulaiti defeat Greg Baliong, Mansoor Bukhalaf defeat Hashim Ghuloom, Mohammed Abduljabbar defeat Melad Ahmad, Lou Filsalda defeat Noel Abasolo, Rethish P defeat Rene Costales, and Dado Cagampan defeat Hameed Abdulla.
Veerendra Kumar, who represents Kozhikode in the outgoing House, yesterday minced no words when he said "the arrogance of the CPM" had led to the defeat.
Like this one: "The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
And it may take a Republican defeat to bring about a complete change in the GOP leadership in Washington.