great, major, real, remarkable (esp. BrE), resounding

The team enjoyed a memorable triumph last night.

little, minor, small
eventual, final, ultimate
artistic, diplomatic, electoral, military, political

The union scored a triumph in negotiating a minimum wage within the industry.

hail sth as, see sth as

They hailed the signing of the agreement as a major diplomatic triumph.


This result represents a personal triumph for the party leader.

in triumph

The leading runner raised his arms in triumph.

triumph against

their recent triumph against Brazil

triumph against seemingly insuperable odds

triumph for

The match was a personal triumph for Rivaldo.

triumph in

their triumph in the general election

triumph of

the triumph of the human spirit

triumph over
a/sb's moment of triumph

This was her moment of triumph.

a sense of triumph
a/sb's triumph over adversity

Her victory was hailed as a triumph over adversity.

eventually, finally, ultimately

He believes that good will always triumph in the end.

triumph over adversity

She was confident that she would ultimately triumph over adversity.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • Triumph — Triumph …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Triumph — (en inglés: triunfo) puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Empresas 2 Entretenimiento 3 Geografía 4 Miscelánea Empresas …   Wikipedia Español

  • triumph — Ⅰ. triumph UK US /ˈtraɪəmf/ noun [C or U] ► a very great success or achievement, or a feeling of great satisfaction or pleasure caused by this: »business/economic triumphs triumph for sb/sth »The deal is a triumph for the company. triumph of… …   Financial and business terms

  • Triumph — Tri umph, n. [L. triumphus, OL. triumpus; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ? a procession in honor of Bacchus: cf. F. triomphe. Cf. {Trump} at cards.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Triumph — Tri umph, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Triumphed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Triumphing}.] [L. triumphare: cf. F. triompher. See {Triumph}, n.] 1. To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • triumph — [n1] extreme happiness celebration, elation, exultance, exultation, festivity, joy, jubilance, jubilation, jubilee, merriment, pride, rejoicing, reveling; concept 410 Ant. sadness, sorrow, unhappiness triumph [n2] victory, achievement… …   New thesaurus

  • triumph — ► NOUN 1) a great victory or achievement. 2) the state of being victorious or successful. 3) joy or satisfaction resulting from a success or victory. 4) a highly successful example: their marriage was a triumph of togetherness. 5) the… …   English terms dictionary

  • Triumph — Tri umph, v. t. To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Two and thirty legions that awe All nations of the triumphed word. Massinger. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Triumph — Sm großer Erfolg std. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. triumphus feierlicher Einzug, Siegeszug . Herkunft umstritten. Verb: triumphieren; Adjektiv: triumphal.    Ebenso nndl. triomf, ne. triumph, nfrz. triomphe, nschw. triumf, nnorw. triumf; …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Triumph — »Siegesfreude, jubel; Sieg, Erfolg; Genugtuung«: Das seit dem 15. Jh. bezeugte Fremdwort ist aus lat. triumphus »feierlicher Einzug des siegreichen Feldherrn, Siegeszug; Sieg« entlehnt. Das aus »Triumph« hervorgegangene Wort ↑ Trumpf zeigt eine… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • triumph — [trī′əmf] n. [ME triumphe < OFr < L triumphus < OL triumpus, akin to Gr thriambos, hymn to Bacchus sung in festal processions] 1. in ancient Rome, a procession celebrating the return of a victorious general and his army 2. the act or… …   English World dictionary

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