Antonyms of noun defeat

1 of 2 senses of defeat

Sense 1
defeat, licking -- (an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking")
       Antonym of victory (Sense 1)
      => 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")

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

2 senses of defeat

Sense 1
defeat, licking -- (an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking")
       => ending, conclusion, finish -- (event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show")
       => failure -- (an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure")

Sense 2
frustration, defeat -- (the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals)
       => disappointment, letdown -- (a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized; "his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment")

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

2 senses of defeat

Sense 1
get the better of, overcome, defeat -- (win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up")

Sense 2
kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out -- (thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal")
       => veto, blackball, negative -- (vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill")

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