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failure to win a competition or to succeed in doing something
the act of saying officially that you have been defeated and will stop fighting
the act of giving up something to someone who has defeated you
an occasion when someone decides not to be in a competition any more
the fact of admitting that you will not win something such as an argument or game
formal the action of accepting that someone has defeated you or has power over you
formal a final action that destroys or defeats something that was already weak or failing
a marketing strategy which deceives people by trying to suggest that a business is motivated by principles of sharing rather than conventional profits
something in space, such as a star or planet
open/agreeable/able to be communicated with via text
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Free thesaurus definition of general words for defeat and surrender from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.