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General words for defeat and surrender

defeat

noun

failure to win a competition or to succeed in doing something

surrender

noun

the act of saying officially that you have been defeated and will stop fighting

surrender

noun

the act of giving up something to someone who has defeated you

pullout

noun

an occasion when someone decides not to be in a competition any more

concession

noun

the fact of admitting that you will not win something such as an argument or game

submission

noun

the action of accepting that someone has defeated you or has power over you

coup de grâce

noun

a final action that destroys or defeats something that was already weak or failing

appeasement

noun

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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