Complete Definition of "defeat"

English

Etymology
from OF. desfait, desfairé (to ruin) from L. des + facere (to unmake).

Pronunciation
IPA|/dɪ'fiËt/
audio|en-us-defeat.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËt|-iËt

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To overcome in battle or contest
  2. transitive To destroy, ruin, undo, lay waste to

Synonyms
conquer
overthrow
rout
vanquish

Related terms
defeasance
defeasible
defeater
defeatism
defeatist
defeature

Translations
trans-top|to overcome in battle or contest
Czech: porazit
Dutch: verslaan
Finnish: voittaa, päihittää
French: défaire, vaincre
German: schlagen, besiegen, niederringen
Greek: νικÏ, αναÏÏέÏÏ
Hebrew: ××××ס (lehavys)
Italian: sconfiggere, battere
trans-mid
Latin: vincere
Norwegian: overvinne, beseire
Polish: pokonaÄ
Portuguese: derrotar
Spanish: derrotar
Turkish: yenmek
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trans-top|to destroy
Finnish: tuhota
French: détruire, ruiner
trans-mid
German: schlagen; zerschlagen; schleifen (structures, buildings, etc.); ruinieren (economically only)
Norwegian: ødelegge
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ttbc|Dutch: verslaan, overwinnen
ttbc|Indonesian: mengalahkan
ttbc|Japanese: ãã£ã¤ãã (yattsukeru), åã (ããã, taosu)

Noun
en-noun

  1. The act of defeating or being defeated

Translations
trans-top|the act of defeating or being defeated
Czech: porážka f
Finnish: tappio, häviö
French: défaite f
German: Niederlage f
Italian: sconfitta f, disfatta f, fallimento m, insuccesso m
Greek: ήÏÏα f, ακÏÏÏÏη f
Hebrew: ת×××¡× (tvusa) f (act of being defeated)
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Latin: clades f
Norwegian: nederlag
Polish: porażka f
Portuguese: derrota f
Spanish: derrota f
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