Definitions For Defeat


  • An unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
  • The feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals


  • Win a victory over
  • Thwart the passage of
  • To win a victory over (someone or something) in a war, contest, game, etc.
  • To cause (someone or something) to fail
  • To control or overcome (something)
  • Failure to succeed or to win
  • The act of winning a victory over someone or something

Is Defeat a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Defeat is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Defeat in a Sentence

  • We must be ready to defeat our enemies in battle.
  • Our candidate defeated him in the last election.
  • She finally found a solution to a problem that had defeated many other researchers.
  • We weren't prepared for defeat.
  • One small error could make the difference between success and defeat.
  • After several tries we were forced to accept defeat.

Synonyms for Defeat

Antonyms for Defeat

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