: 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
What made you want to look up defeat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Take our visual vocab quiz
A quick quiz about stuff worth knowing
The commonly misspelled words quiz
The Vocab Quiz Game for iPhone & iPad
"Incredibly fun and addictive. And informative!" User Review, iTunes