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defeat (dĭ-fētʹ) verb, transitive

defeated, defeating, defeats

1. To win victory over; beat.

2. To prevent the success of; thwart: Internal strife defeats the purpose of teamwork.

3. Law. To make void; annul.


1. The act of defeating or state of being defeated.

2. Failure to win.

3. A coming to naught; frustration: the defeat of a lifelong dream.

4. Law. The act of making null and void.


[Middle English defeten, from defet, disfigured, from Old French desfait past participle of desfaire, to destroy, from Medieval Latin disfacere, to destroy, mutilate, undo : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin facere, to do.]

defeatʹer noun

Synonyms: defeat, conquer, vanquish, beat, rout, subdue, subjugate, overcome. These verbs mean to get the better of an adversary. Defeat is the most general: "Whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequences will be the same" (Thomas Paine). Conquer suggests decisive and often wide-scale victory: "A conquering army on the border will not be halted by the power of eloquence" (Otto von Bismarck). Vanquish emphasizes total mastery: The forces of Napoleon were vanquished at Waterloo. Beat, less formal, is often the equivalent of defeat, though beat may convey greater emphasis: "To win battles . . . you beat the soul . . . of the enemy man" (George S. Patton). Rout implies complete victory followed by the disorderly flight of the defeated force: An entire division was routed during the first hours of the war. Subdue suggests mastery and control achieved by overpowering: "It cost[the Romans]two great wars, and three great battles, to subdue that little kingdom[Macedonia]" (Adam Smith). Subjugate more strongly implies reducing an opponent to submission: "The last foreigner to subjugate England was a Norman duke in the Middle Ages named William" (Stanley Meisler). To overcome is to prevail over, often by persevering: overcome an enemy; overcome temptation; overcome a physical handicap.

Đồng nghĩa - Phản nghĩa
defeat (n)
  • overthrow, conquest, downfall, rout
    antonym: victory
  • loss, reverse, setback, thrashing, beating, rout, whitewash (informal), trouncing, hiding (informal)
    antonym: victory
  • defeat (v)
  • beat, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, conquer, crush, rout, trounce, whitewash, cream (US, informal), thrash, vanquish, triumph over
    antonym: lose
  • baffle, confound, foil, frustrate, thwart, bamboozle (informal), stump