Synonyms for checkmate

Synonyms for (noun) checkmate

Synonyms: checkmate, mate

Definition: a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king

Similar words: chess move

Definition: the act of moving a chess piece

Synonyms: checkmate

Definition: complete victory

Similar words: triumph, victory

Definition: a successful ending of a struggle or contest

Usage: a 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

Synonyms for (verb) checkmate

Synonyms: mate, checkmate

Definition: place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game

Usage: Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves

Similar words: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out

Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

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