Another word for defeat
defeat conquer vanquish beat rout 1subdue subjugate overcomeSearch Thesaurus
These verbs mean to triumph over an adversary. Defeat is the most general: “Whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequences will be the same” (Thomas Paine). Conquer suggests decisive and often wide-scale victory: “The Franks . . . having conquered the Gauls, established the kingdom which has taken its name from them” (Alexander Hamilton). Vanquish emphasizes total mastery: Napoleon's forces were vanquished at Waterloo. Beat is similar to defeat, though less formal and often more emphatic: “To win battles . . . you beat the soul . . . of the enemy man” (George S. Patton). Rout implies complete victory followed by the disorderly flight of the defeated force: The enemy was routed in the first battle. Subdue suggests mastery and control achieved by overpowering: “It cost [the Romans] two great wars, and three great battles, to subdue that little kingdom [Macedonia]” (Adam Smith). Subjugate more strongly implies reducing an opponent to submission: “The last foreigner to subjugate England was a Norman duke in the Middle Ages named William” (Stanley Meisler). To overcome is to prevail over, often by persevering: He overcame his injury after months of physical therapy.
Another word for defeatverb
To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition:beat, best, conquer, master, overcome, prevail against (or over), rout, subdue, subjugate, surmount, triumph over, vanquish, worst. (Informal) trim, whip. (Slang) ace, lick. Idioms: carry (or win) the day, get (or have) the best of, get (or have) the better of, go someone one better. See win
To prevent from accomplishing a purpose:baffle, balk, check, checkmate, foil, frustrate, stymie, thwart. (Informal) cross, stump. Idiom: cut the ground from under. See allow
The act of defeating or the condition of being defeated:beating, drubbing, overthrow, rout, thrashing, vanquishment. (Informal) massacre, trimming, whipping. (Slang) dusting, licking. See win