Definition of 'defeat'
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- an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
Antonyms: victory triumph
- 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"
Synonyms: get the better of overcome
- thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
Synonyms: kill shoot down vote down vote out