defeat
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defeat(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (loss)
a. la derrota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The team suffered a defeat at the hands of their rivals.El equipo sufrió una derrota a manos de sus rivales.
2. (failure)
a. el fracaso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He admitted defeat in the debate and vowed he would get vengeance next time.Admitió su fracaso en el debate y prometió que se vengaría la próxima vez.
3. (rejection)
a. el rechazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The defeat of our petition does not imply an end to our movement.El rechazo de nuestra solicitud no implica el fin de nuestro movimiento.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to beat)
a. derrotar
The bill was defeated by a close margin.El proyecto de ley fue derrotado por un escaso margen.
b. vencer
The Pumas defeated the Chivas last Saturday.Los Pumas vencieron a las Chivas el sábado pasado.
5. (to reject)
a. rechazar
The proposal was defeated because it failed to convince voters.La propuesta fue rechazada porque no logró convencer a los votantes.
6. (to frustrate)
a. frustrar
Our attempts to clean up the city have been defeated by lack of municipal support.Nuestros intentos por limpiar la ciudad han sido frustrados por la falta de apoyo del municipio.
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defeat
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la derrota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to admit defeatadmitir la derrota
to suffer (a) defeatsufrir una derrota
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (army, government, opponent)
a. derrotar, vencer
3. (proposal, bill, motion)
a. rechazar
that rather defeats the object of the exerciseeso se contradice con la finalidad de la operación
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defeat [dɪˈfiːt]
noun
[of army, team] derrota (f); [of ambition, plan] fracaso (m); [of bill, amendment] rechazo (m)
eventually he admitted defeat al final se dio por vencido
transitive verb
[+army, team, opponent] vencer; derrotar; [+plan, ambition] hacer fracasar; frustrar; [+hopes] frustrar; defraudar; (Pol) [+party] derrotar; [+bill, amendment] rechazar; vencer
this will defeat its own ends esto será contraproducente; the problem defeats me el problema me supera; it defeated all our efforts burló todos nuestros esfuerzos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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