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After all, the Prince of necessity had to focus on defeating his external enemies.

In defeating Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner dealt a serious blow to the “war on women” narrative.

The potent shared interest in defeating ISIS is one such avenue.

Last Thursday, the United Nations released a report that could provide us with one of the keys to defeating ISIS.

Obama would rather talk about “managing” ISIL than “destroying” or “defeating” it—words he has used but with obvious reluctance.

The Frenchman never withdrew his blade; but his very anxiety to make a hit was defeating itself.

Only a cool and daring man could have succeeded in defeating so many strong enemies.

But the incident always hung over him like a cloud, and was the means of defeating him for several responsible official positions.

The British were victorious, not only defeating the enemy, but capturing many of their standards, and most of their guns.

Having failed in defeating the measure in the whole, they sought to defeat it in its details.


On this page you'll find 68 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to defeating, such as: annexation, invasion, occupation, rout, subjugation, and take over.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.