victory


victory
noun
ADJECTIVE
big, famous, glorious, great, historic, huge, impressive, major, notable, outstanding (esp. BrE), remarkable, sensational, significant, superb (esp. BrE), tremendous
clear, clear-cut, comfortable, convincing, crushing, easy, emphatic (esp. BrE), handsome (BrE), landslide, overwhelming, resounding, sweeping

His party won a landslide victory in the elections.

complete, comprehensive (esp. BrE), outright, total
conclusive, decisive

The army won the decisive victory that changed the course of the war.

bloodless

This series of bloodless victories won him widespread domestic support.

partial
small

He saw it as a small victory over the increasingly repressive policies.

narrow
dramatic, thrilling
shock (BrE), stunning, surprise, unexpected, upset (AmE)

He surprised the nation with an upset victory over the incumbent leader.

crucial, important, vital (BrE)
hard-fought
deserved, well-deserved
first-round, second-round, etc. (sports)
final-round, play-off, semi-final, etc. (sports)
back-to-back, consecutive, straight

Of their nine consecutive victories, five have been at home.

hollow, Pyrrhic
symbolic
electoral, legislative (AmE), military, moral, political, tactical
election, re-election
VERB + VICTORY
achieve, capture, clinch, notch up (esp. BrE), post, pull off, record, score, secure, snatch, win

The Hungarians pulled off a surprise victory against the Italian champions.

eke out (esp. AmE)

Bush barely eked out a victory in 2000.

assure, ensure

They would do anything to ensure victory for themselves.

seal

A goal in the final seconds of the game sealed their victory.

taste

The team has tasted victory for the first time this season.

end in
romp to (BrE), storm to, sweep to

The party swept to victory in the 2008 election.

hail sth as
hail

Union leaders hailed the socialists' victory as a huge step forward.

celebrate
enjoy, savour/savor
claim

The outcome left both sides claiming victory.

announce, declare, proclaim
gain sb, give sb, hand sb
deny sb

The Dutch champions were denied victory in a tough 2–2 draw at Porto.

bring, deliver, produce

Any mistake by the Democrats could deliver a Republican victory.

seek
VICTORY + NOUN
celebration, parade, party
speech
dance, salute, sign

She made a victory sign with her two fingers.

lap

The winners took a victory lap after the race.

margin

a 98 000-vote victory margin

PREPOSITION
victory against

a victory against racism

victory for

The case was hailed as a victory for the common man.

victory over

their resounding victory over India

PHRASES
snatch victory from the jaws of defeat

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