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defeat
British English: /dɪˈfiːt/
American English: /dəˈfit/

Translation of defeat in French:

noun

  • 1 (in battle, election, contest)
    défaite (f)
    to suffer a defeat, to meet with defeat
    essuyer une défaite
    to accept defeat
    accepter la défaite
    to concede ou admit defeat
    (team, troops)
    concéder la défaite
    (person)
    avouer son échec
    England's 3–2 defeat at the hands of ou by Italy
    la défaite de l'Angleterre 2–3 contre l'Italie
    an air of defeat
    un air défait
    an admission of defeat
    un aveu d'échec
    a personal defeat
    un échec personnel

transitive verb

  • 1 (beat)
    (enemy, army)
    (team, opposition, candidate)
    faire subir une défaite à
    (government)
    he has been defeated by the republican candidate
    il a été battu par le candidat républicain
    the government was defeated by a majority of 20
    le gouvernement a été mis en échec par une majorité de 20 voix
    don't let yourself be defeated
  • 3 (thwart)
    (attempt, plan, take-over bid)
    (ambitions)
    (inflation)
    that defeats the whole purpose of doing
    cela va à l'encontre du but recherché en faisant
    he was defeated in his attempts to win
    toutes ses tentatitves pour gagner ont échoué
  • 4 (seem incomprehensible to) See examples: it's a problem that has defeated many great minds
    c'est un problème qui a tenu en échec de nombreux savants
    it defeats me
    ça me dépasse

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