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Defeat Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • an unsuccessful ending
  • the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
  • win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "She conquered here fear of mice"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
  • thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student''s proposal"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking" ,
  • the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Defeat'


  • Defeat: Defeat may refer to: the opposite of victory Debellatio Surrender (military) usually follows a defeat. See also : Defeatism Failure ...

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'Defeat' example sentence in quotations


* A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. - Sallust

* The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist. - Rabindranath Tagore

* If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me. - Ann Landers


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Defeat Sample Sentences in News


  • Serena slumps to biggest defeat in 16 years
    Singapore (AFP) - Serena Williams won just two games Wednesday as she crashed to her heaviest defeat in 16 years and raised concerns over a knee injury that could dash her hopes at the WTA Finals. Read more on this news related to 'Defeat'
  • Soccer-Roma debacle against Bayern seen as a one-off
    ROME, Oct 22 (Reuters) - AS Roma's 7-1 home defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League is being seen in Italy as an unfortunate one-off rather than another sad reflection on the dismal state of Serie A. Tuesday's match produced the inevitable soul-searching, plus comparisons with Roma's loss at Manchester United in 2007 and Germany's World Cup Read more on this news related to 'Defeat'
  • Roma debacle against Bayern seen as a one-off
    ROME (Reuters) - AS Roma's 7-1 home defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League is being seen in Italy as an unfortunate one-off rather than another sad reflection on the dismal state of Serie A. Tuesday’s match produced the inevitable soul-searching, plus comparisons with Roma's loss at Manchester United in 2007 and Germany's World Cup semi-fina Read more on this news related to 'Defeat'

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