Associations to the word «Defeat»

Wiktionary

DEFEAT, verb. (transitive) To overcome in battle or contest.
DEFEAT, verb. (transitive) To reduce, to nothing, the strength of.
DEFEAT, verb. To nullify
DEFEAT, noun. The act of defeating or being defeated.
DEFEAT THE PURPOSE, verb. To be against the purpose of something, to nullify the purpose of something

Dictionary definition

DEFEAT, noun. An unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking".
DEFEAT, noun. The feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals.
DEFEAT, verb. 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".
DEFEAT, verb. Thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal".

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway