What is the opposite of defeat?

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Opposite of to be victorious over
“Nigel started strongly, but he would eventually lose to his bigger and stronger opponent.”
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Opposite of to frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
“I will do everything I can to assist you in all of your endeavors.”
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Opposite of to be impossible to understand
“Everything would make sense once it was explained to us.”
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(pass) Opposite of to reject or block (a motion or proposal)
“The delegates voted at the union's biennial convention to pass a motion.”
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(pass) Opposite of to reject or block (a motion or proposal)
“A majority vote is required for the bill to pass.”
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Opposite of to defeat or conquer comprehensively
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Opposite of to be victorious over
“Cronos, the first powerful God who ruled the Heavens above, was warned by Gaia and Ouranos that someday he would be defeated by one of his own sons.”
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Opposite of to subjugate or bring a person or group under control
“Daenerys Targaryen led a military campaign to liberate the enslaved populace of Slaver's Bay.”
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(of an action or event) Opposite of to prevent from happening
“Despite the best efforts of the protestors, the politicians would expedite the ratification of the new law.”
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Opposite of to avoid (something undesirable) by luck or skill
“Blok was forced not only to confront his own mortality now that his father had recently died but also his growing anachronism as a poet.”
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Opposite of to destroy, weaken or work against
“The increasingly alienating events in the years and decades to follow did nothing but strengthen their cause.”
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Opposite of to put an end to
“We will not initiate a war, but if a war is imposed on us, we will defend ourselves with the utmost resolution and determination.”
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Opposite of to prevent (hopes or expectations) from being realized
“Hitherto Smith had seen many places along the coast, from Monhegan Island southward, that could fulfill his dreams and ambition.”
Noun
Opposite of the act or instance of being defeated or failing
“Ashleigh's victory would lead to her becoming the sport's top-ranked player.”
Noun
Opposite of a misfortune or setback
Noun
Opposite of a setback, or change for the worse
“At first, he had success against troops taken by surprise, but soon afterward, this fine and brilliant army was beaten near Ancona and were never able to rally again.”
Noun
Opposite of an object, person or endeavor in a state of failure
“John is a savvy man, and most of his business ventures have been a success.”
Noun
Opposite of a person's ruin or downfall
Noun
Opposite of the action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication
Noun
Opposite of an act or instance of surrendering
“Despite the unrelenting siege on their fortification, the soldiers' resistance would not falter.”
Noun
Opposite of a removal from power
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