Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun checkmate

2 senses of checkmate

Sense 1
checkmate -- (complete victory)
       => victory, triumph -- (a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense")

Sense 2
checkmate, mate -- (a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king)
       => chess move -- (the act of moving a chess piece)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb checkmate

1 sense of checkmate

Sense 1
checkmate, mate -- (place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves")
       => beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")

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