defeat

  • 1 defeat — de·feat vt [Anglo French defait, past participle of defaire to undo, defeat, from Old French deffaire desfaire, from de , prefix marking reversal of action + faire to do] 1 a: to render null third parties will defeat an attached but “unperfected” …

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  • 2 Defeat — De*feat , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defeated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defeating}.] [From F. d[ e]fait, OF. desfait, p. p. ofe d[ e]faire, OF. desfaire, to undo; L. dis + facere to do. See {Feat}, {Fact}, and cf. {Disfashion}.] 1. To undo; to disfigure; to… …

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  • 3 Defeat — De*feat , n. [Cf. F. d[ e]faite, fr. d[ e]faire. See {Defeat}, v.] 1. An undoing or annulling; destruction. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Upon whose property and most dear life A damned defeat was made. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Frustration by rendering… …

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  • 4 Defeat — may be the opposite of victory Debellatio Surrender (military) usually follows a defeat Defeat, piece by a boy (pseudonym Chris Hughes Davis, real name unknown). See also Defeatism Failure List of military disasters …

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  • 5 defeat — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, comprehensive (esp. BrE), decisive, heavy, major, overwhelming, resounding, serious, stunning, total …

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  • 6 defeat — defeater, n. /di feet /, v.t. 1. to overcome in a contest, election, battle, etc.; prevail over; vanquish: They defeated the enemy. She defeated her brother at tennis. 2. to frustrate; thwart. 3. to eliminate or deprive of something expected: The …

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  • 7 defeat — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English deffeten, from Anglo French defait, past participle of defaire, desfaire to destroy, from Medieval Latin disfacere, from Latin dis + facere to do more at do Date: 14th century 1. obsolete destroy 2. a …

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  • 8 defeat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. thwart, frustrate, foil, outwit; rout, conquer, overcome, beat, vanquish, subdue, lick (inf.). n. frustration, setback, loss, rout, vanquishment. See failure, success, confutation. Ant., surrender …

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  • 9 defeat — Synonyms and related words: KO, Waterloo, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, baffle, bafflement, balk, balking, bankruptcy, bar, bear down, bear the palm, beat, beat all hollow, beat down, beat hollow, beating, best, betrayed hope, bilk,… …

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  • 10 defeat — 1. verb /dɪˈfiːt/ a) To overcome in battle or contest b) To destroy, ruin, undo, lay waste to Syn …

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  • 11 defeat — v. & n. v.tr. 1 overcome in a battle or other contest. 2 frustrate, baffle. 3 reject (a motion etc.) by voting. 4 Law annul. n. the act or process of defeating or being defeated. Etymology: ME f. OF deffait, desfait past part. of desfaire f.… …

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  • 12 Defeat into Victory —   Author(s) Field Marshal Sir William Slim Country …

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  • 13 Defeat The Debt — is a project of the Employment Policies Institute that is focused on the national debt and was launched towards the end of 2009. According to the group s website, Defeat The Debt is dedicated to educating Americans about the size, scope, and… …

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  • 14 Defeat in detail — is a military phrase referring to the tactic of bringing a large portion of one s own force to bear on small enemy units in sequence, rather than engaging the bulk of the enemy force all at once. This exposes one s own units to a small risk, yet… …

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  • 15 Defeat (musicien) — Defeat Naissance Perth, Australie Activité principale Compositeur Producteur Genre musical Electro …

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  • 16 Defeat Autism Now! — Defeat Autism Now (DAN!) is a network of physicians, researchers and scientists who endorse a protocol of biomedically based research and treatment options in autism spectrum disorders. The organization started in in 1995 under the auspices of… …

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  • 17 Defeat American Aggression Badge — is a military badge given during the Vietnam War by North Vietnam[1]. References ^ http://www.emering.com/medals/evm/defeat.html Categories: Orders, decorations, and medals of VietnamVietnam War …

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  • 18 defeat of the prosecution — index compurgation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 19 defeat one's own purpose — index overreach Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 20 defeat oneself by overdoing matters — index overreach Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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