There are 2 translations of defeat in Spanish:

defeat1

Pronunciation: /dɪˈfiːt/

n

uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable
  • 1.1 (by opponent) derrota (feminine) after their defeat of the rebels tras derrotar a los rebeldes to suffer (a) defeat sufrir una derrota they suffered (a) defeat at the hands of the Turks fueron derrotados por los turcos to accept o admit defeat darse* por vencido
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    • They have made no progress between their landslide defeat in the 1997 election and their second defeat in 2001.
    • The two election defeats were put down to an inability to convince the electorate that they could be trusted with the nation's finances.
    • It's not helped by an Opposition that has failed to respect its time-honoured tradition of turning on and devouring itself after successive election defeats.
    1.2 (of motion, bill) [Administration/Administración] [Government/Gobierno] rechazo (masculine) the motion suffered a defeat la moción fue rechazada 1.3 (of hopes, plans) fracaso (masculine)

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There are 2 translations of defeat in Spanish:

defeat2

vt

  • 2 [hopes/plans] frustrar we were defeated in our attempt to climb Everest nuestro intento de escalar el Everest se vio frustrado it was lack of funds that defeated us fue la falta de fondos lo que nos hizo fracasar to defeat one's own ends/purpose ir* en contra de sus ( or mis etc) propios intereses that would defeat the object o purpose of the exercise eso iría en contra de lo que se pretende lograr
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    • The closure of a further service facility in rural areas will completely defeat this aim.
    • I, of course, prefer giving the constitution's limits effect over a restraint that defeat the constitution's aim.
    • Thirdly, it is the accused himself who, by drinking after the event, defeats the aim of the legislature by doing something which makes the scientific test potentially unreliable.
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    • The counter proposal was defeated by 6 votes to 2.
    • When it was initially proposed early in 2001, the motion was defeated by the combined votes of the Fianna Fail and Fine Gael councillors.
    • It was a clever stratagem for defeating the tax proposals without incurring the popular odium for doing so.
  • 3 [Administration/Administración] [Government/Gobierno] [opposition/government] derrotar; [bill/amendment/motion] rechazar*
  • 4 (baffle) [colloquial/familiar] it defeats me no alcanzo a comprenderlo
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    • Every time you think you have a handle on it, you are simply defeated by the impossible vastness of even the smallest aspects of space.
    • For reasons that defeat us, The Road Goes On Forever has been out of print for 20 years.
    • While some may see this as an instance of human narcissism defeating scientific understanding, we would do better to see it as a reason for tempering the narcissism of science.

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Word of the day juerga
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partying …
Cultural fact of the day

Bullfighting is popular in Spain and in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. For some Spaniards it is crucial to Spanish identity. The season runs from March to October in Spain, from November to March in Latin America.