Translation of defeat in Spanish:
noununcountable and countable
- 1.1 (by opponent) after their defeat of the rebelsto suffer (a) defeat they suffered (a) defeat at the hands of the Turkstras derrotar a los rebeldesto accept o admit defeatfueron derrotados por los turcosExample sentences1.2 (Politics) (of motion, bill) the motion suffered a defeat 1.3 (of hopes, plans)
- 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.
- 2(hopes/plans)we were defeated in our attempt to climb Everestit was lack of funds that defeated usnuestro intento de escalar el Everest se vio frustradoto defeat one's own ends/purposefue la falta de fondos lo que nos hizo fracasarthat would defeat the object o purpose of the exerciseir en contra de sus ( or mis etc) propios intereseseso iría en contra de lo que se pretende lograrExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 4 (baffle) [colloquial]it defeats meno alcanzo a comprenderloExample sentences
- 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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