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admit defeat

Definition of admit defeat

  1. :  to admit that one has been defeated <Although she did poorly in the first round, she has refused to admit defeat.>



Word by Word Definitions

admitplay
  1. :  to allow scope for :  permit

    :  to concede as true or valid

    :  to allow entry (as to a place, fellowship, or privilege)

defeatplay
  1. :  destroy

    :  nullify

    :  frustrate

  1. :  frustration by nullification or by prevention of success

    :  destruction

    :  an overthrow especially of an army in battle


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