how to pronounce defeated


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the above transcription of defeated is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

defeated is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of defeated in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… saying yes they're defeated but they're …”

meanings of defeated


  1. Subjugated, beaten, overcome.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of defeat.

defeated frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word defeated occurs in english on average 12 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics defeated can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that defeated can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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