victory

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. conquest, triumph, success; winning, mastery; the palm, laurel, wreath, award, trophy, prize, pennant.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The overcoming of an opponent]
Syn. triumph, conquest, mastery, subjugation, overcoming, overthrow, master stroke, lucky stroke, winning, gaining, defeating, subduing, destruction, killing*, knockout*, ringer*, pushover*; see also triumph 1 .
2. [An instance of victory, sense 1]
Syn. supremacy, ascendancy, triumph, advantage, achievement, mission accomplished, success, a feather in one's cap*.
Syn.- victory implies the winning of a contest or struggle of any kind [ a victory in battle, in sports, etc., her victory over cancer ] ; conquest implies a victory in which one subjugates others and brings them under complete control [ the conquests of Napoleon ] ; triumph implies a victory in which one exults because of its outstanding and decisive character [ the triumphs of modern medicine ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
success, win, triumph, superiority, mastery, sweep, upset, killing, *grand slam, *landslide, *wipe out, the gold medal, the silver medal, the bronze medal, vanquishing, overthrow, subduing. ''A matter ofstaying power. —Elbert Hubbard. ''That which must be bought with the lives of young men to retrieve the errors of the old. —Gordon Munnoch.
ANT.: loss, failure, defeat, flop, *choke
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The act of conquering: conquest, triumph, win. See WIN.

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