defeat vs victory
- the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
- an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
- thwart the passage of
- win a victory over
Ministers are attempting to come up with a compromise to avoid defeat on Wednesday.
After several attempts to untie the knot, I admitted defeat and cut through it with a knife.
He did not want a repeat performance of the humiliating defeat he had suffered.
- a successful ending of a struggle or contest
Anything less than a convincing victory by Graham Taylor's team will undermine their chances of qualifying from Group 2.
A few uncounted votes or a few thousand voters turned away can be the difference between a national victory or not.
However, on the day, they showed such determination and resolution that nothing could stand between them and victory.