Noun(1) an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest(2) the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
Verb(1) win a victory over(2) thwart the passage of
(1) The closure of a further service facility in rural areas will completely defeat this aim.(2) She was a representative for Dun Laoghaire from February 1987 until her defeat in the general election of June 1989.(3) Coimbatore's roadside parks and islands stand to defeat the very objective of road-safety.(4) In each case the insured defendant failed to defeat the claim and in each his liability to the plaintiff exceeded the limit of the indemnity provided.(5) For reasons that defeat us, The Road Goes On Forever has been out of print for 20 years.(6) Inclusion of modern subjects would defeat this objective.(7) Unlike conventional warfare, they are not seeking to take territory or defeat us in open battle.(8) she had still not quite admitted defeat(9) Its spokeswoman Nancy Webster said she feared the high charges would defeat the object of the legislation.(10) The Plaintiff maintains that those transfers were intended to defeat the Plaintiff.(11) Nixon's performance in this debate was in part instrumental in his defeat and the election of John F. Kennedy to the White house in the November 1960.(12) It was always going to be difficult to get all of us in the same city on the same day and despite frantic juggling we've had to admit a temporary defeat .(13) To hold otherwise would likely defeat the plaintiff's right to have these claims heard on their merits.(14) This contrast is sufficient to defeat the defendants' argument, as a matter of binding authority.(15) They have made no progress between their landslide defeat in the 1997 election and their second defeat in 2001.(16) In fact disclosure of their meaning would defeat their very object in sending them.
(1) admit defeat :: erken nederlaag
1. loss ::
2. failure ::
3. licking ::
4. frustration ::
5. beat ::
6. thwart ::
7. reject ::
8. baffle ::
9. shoot down ::
10. overcome ::
Different Formsdefeat, defeated, defeater, defeaters, defeating, defeatism, defeatist, defeatists, defeats
Word Example from TV Shows
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If I invade and DEFEAT him,
Vikings Season 1, Episode 9
The Tyrells helped us
DEFEAT Stannis Baratheon.
Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 4
and you sit around making your plans
on how to DEFEAT a man you don't know.
Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 9
who had resisted next to the partisans
to DEFEAT the fascists in Italia
Money Heist Season 1, Episode 13
We DEFEAT the dead,
we destroy Cersei.
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2
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