verb (used with object)
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During the first debate, the president waffled on whether he would concede defeat, falling back on his go-to line about the fraudulent — and unfounded — dangers of mail voting.A Contested 2020 Election Would Be Way Worse Than Bush v. Gore|Clare Malone (firstname.lastname@example.org)|October 9, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
If you’ve forgotten the details, Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 that it had installed “defeat devices” in millions of its diesel-powered cars.5 years in, damages from the VW emissions cheating scandal are still rolling in|Geoffrey Colvin|October 6, 2020|Fortune
“Progressive may win Newt Gingrich’s seat, handing Trumpism a major defeat,” was the headline on the article by Larry Rubin, a contributor to People’s World.GOP senator falsely claims opponent was endorsed by Communist Party|Glenn Kessler|October 6, 2020|Washington Post
Yet, as the votes were counted and Macron was declared the winner, Le Pen conceded defeat, allowing for a peaceful transition.Election Violence In November? Here’s What The Research Says|LGBTQ-Editor|October 2, 2020|No Straight News
The closed-door negotiations between Pelosi and Mnuchin stood in contrast to public finger-pointing by both sides Thursday that appeared almost to forecast defeat and preemptively assign blame.House Democrats pass $2.2 trillion stimulus bill over GOP opposition; bipartisan talks continue|Erica Werner, Jeff Stein|October 2, 2020|Washington Post
The citizens of Stevens Point defeated fluoridation by a healthy margin.
And yet Dempsey and others have repeatedly said ISIS cannot be defeated militarily.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He won re-election twice as governor of New York, and had the hubris to run for a fourth term before being defeated in 1994.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Many parents have been defeated in their efforts to get help from child welfare departments.
Yet even as the Germans wallowed in bitter self-pity, another defeated superpower underwent a dramatic turnaround.
It was under his auspices that the battle of Lepanto was fought, in which the Turks were so signally defeated.
He was at length defeated in battle, when 7,000 of his followers were slain and himself captured.
Take counsel together, and it shall be defeated: speak a word, and it shall not be done: because God is with us.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Battle of Surcoign; British defeated by the French after a sanguinary conflict.
Battle of Wakefield; the forces of Charles I defeated by the parliamentary troops.