how to pronounce defeat


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the above transcription of defeat 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.

defeat is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of defeat in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… you want to defeat if you're engaging in …”

meaning of defeat

Defeat means to cause someone to lose a battle or contest.

defeat frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word defeat occurs in english on average 36.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics defeat 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 defeat can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to defeat


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