What is the opposite of admitted defeat?

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Opposite of past tense for to surrender or end all resistance to
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Opposite of past tense for to subdue or hurt physically or violently
“He had to yield because there was no getting out of that armbar.”
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Opposite of past tense for to surpass in excellence
“The athlete knew he would lose in trying to beat the insurmountable world record.”
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Opposite of past tense for to achieve, especially by succeeding in a competition or contest
“The objective is to win the game, not lose it.”
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Opposite of past tense for to triumph or achieve victory in
“We are likely to lose in our upcoming match if we are not at the top of our game.”
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Opposite of past tense for to rise in opposition
“William Wallace would inspire his fellow Scotsmen to never surrender to their oppressors.”
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Opposite of past tense for to face something unpleasant with courage and fortitude
“We tried to brave the torturous elements but would ultimately have to yield to it.”
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Opposite of past tense for to struggle or fight back when attacked
“We would rather die in the mountains or be eaten by wild animals than to surrender to the enemy.”
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Opposite of past tense for to invite someone to engage in a contest
“She would typically admit defeat and surrender every time we played chess together.”
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(archaic) Opposite of past tense for to endure or tolerate
“Sadly, he will likely succumb to temptation yet again.”
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