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See definition of defeating on Dictionary.com
  • as inconquest
  • as invictory

synonyms for defeating

  • annexation
  • invasion
  • occupation
  • rout
  • subjugation
  • takeover
  • acquisition
  • appropriation
  • conquering
  • coup
  • discomfiture
  • killing
  • overthrow
  • score
  • splash
  • subjection
  • success
  • triumph
  • win
  • big win
  • clean sweep
  • grand slam
  • routing
  • subdual
  • vanquishment

antonyms for defeating

MOST RELEVANT
  • surrender
  • failure
  • forfeit
  • loss
  • yielding
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How to use defeating in a sentence

The Frenchman never withdrew his blade; but his very anxiety to make a hit was defeating itself.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Only a cool and daring man could have succeeded in defeating so many strong enemies.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
But the incident always hung over him like a cloud, and was the means of defeating him for several responsible official positions.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The British were victorious, not only defeating the enemy, but capturing many of their standards, and most of their guns.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Having failed in defeating the measure in the whole, they sought to defeat it in its details.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Rodney headed the poll for Westminster, but Fox secured the second seat, defeating a ministerial candidate.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
Themistocles, who saw through their designs, undertook the task of defeating them with their own weapons.
GREAT MEN AND FAMOUS WOMEN. VOL. 3 OF 8VARIOUS
He intended to employ all the time and the utmost ability he possessed in defeating the atrocious plot of the miscreants.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
To this guilelessness on their part must be attributed another strange method of defeating their evil designs on children.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
All the force goes into the light, while mans devices for defeating darkness waste as much as ninety-nine per cent.
HEROES OF TO-DAYMARY R. PARKMAN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO DEFEATING

  • acquisition
  • annexation
  • appropriation
  • big win
  • clean sweep
  • conquering
  • coup
  • defeating
  • discomfiture
  • grand slam
  • invasion
  • killing
  • occupation
  • overthrow
  • rout
  • routing
  • score
  • splash
  • subdual
  • subjection
  • subjugation
  • success
  • takeover
  • triumph
  • vanquishment
  • win
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.