defeat

Listen:
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈfiːt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈfit/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di fēt)


defeat
WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Noun: being beaten in sport
Synonyms:
loss , beating , whipping (informal), thrashing (informal), trouncing, drubbing (slang), licking (slang), battering (slang), shellacking (slang), clobbering (slang), thumping (slang), slaughter (informal), massacre (informal), upset , shutout (US), washout (slang), whitewashing
Antonyms:
victory, triumph, success , win
Sense: Noun: failure
Synonyms:
failure , collapse , crash , nonachievement, non-achievement, nonsuccess, non-success, fail (slang)
Sense: Noun: defeat in war
Synonyms:
loss , setback , blow , slaughter , massacre, annihilation, conquest, overthrow , downfall , ruin , collapse , destruction , extermination, vanquishment
Antonyms:
victory, triumph, conquest, success
Sense: Verb: win in sport
Synonyms:
beat , win against, crush , eliminate, thrash (informal), edge out, outplay, lick , pummel (informal), wallop (informal), whip , pound , trounce, clobber (informal), skin (slang), cream (US, slang), whomp (informal), take , flatten , skin sb alive (informal), take sb to the cleaners (slang), beat the socks off of (US, slang), beat the pants off of (US, slang), make mincemeat out of (slang), wipe the floor with (slang), pulverize (informal), pulverise (UK, informal), massacre (informal), shut out (US), overwhelm
Antonyms:
lose , give up, forfeit
Sense: Verb: win in personal combat
Synonyms:
knock out, KO (informal), knock sb unconscious , floor , deck (slang)
Sense: Verb: frustrate people or plans
Synonyms:
frustrate, get the better of, foil , thwart , outwit, outperform, beat , confound, do better than, undermine , stump , best , baffle , worst , quell, outdo, outsmart, disconcert, balk, baulk (UK), break , nullify, put an end to, be too much for, take the wind out of sb's sails (informal), disappoint , checkmate, overturn, vanquish, silence , nonplus, cast down, cook sb's goose (slang), neutralize, neutralise (UK), triumph over
Antonyms:
lose , fail , give up
Sense: Verb: conquer in war
Synonyms:
overcome , vanquish, conquer , overwhelm , rout, crush , smash , drive off, annihilate, prevail over, slaughter , repulse, entrap, subdue , overrun , finish off, overthrow , demolish, wipe out, destroy , subjugate, halt , reduce , outflank, encircle, butcher , decimate, repel, sack , sink , shipwreck, drown , swamp , overpower, obliterate, roll back, mop up, chew up, mow down, trample sb/sth in the dust, trample sb/sth under foot, ravage, outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre (UK)
Antonyms:
fall , surrender , yield

'defeat' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Advertisements
Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.