victory vs defeat

victory

Definitions

noun

  1. a successful ending of a struggle or contest

Examples

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.

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defeat

Definitions

noun

  1. the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
  2. an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

verb

  1. thwart the passage of
  2. win a victory over

Examples

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.

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