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English noun: triumph

1. triumph (event) a successful ending of a struggle or contest

SamplesA narrow victory.
The general always gets credit for his army's victory.
Clinched a victory.
Convincing victory.
The agreement was a triumph for common sense.


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, finish, success

Narrower (hyponym)blowout, checkmate, fall, independence, landslide, last laugh, laugher, pin, Pyrrhic victory, romp, runaway, service break, shoo-in, slam, sweep, walk-in, walkaway, waltz, win

Antonymsdefeat, licking

2. triumph (feeling) the exultation of victory

Broader (hypernym)exultation, jubilance, jubilancy, jubilation

English verb: triumph

1. triumph (competition) prove superior

SamplesThe champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)win

2. triumph (emotion) be ecstatic with joy

Synonymsrejoice, wallow

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)be on cloud nine, exult, jump for joy, walk on air

3. triumph (communication) dwell on with satisfaction

ExamplesSam and Sue triumph

Synonymscrow, gloat

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)blow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt

Narrower (hyponym)congratulate, preen

4. triumph (communication) to express great joy

SamplesWho cannot exult in Spring?.

Synonymsexuberate, exult, jubilate, rejoice

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)cheer, cheer up, chirk up

Narrower (hyponym)glory

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