accept (a) defeat
This page is about the collocation accept (a) defeat
collocation pattern: verb + noun
to accept the fact that you didn't win a game, match, contest, election, etc.
- John gets angry when he loses because he finds it so hard to accept a defeat.
- They've been in power for a long time, so their defeat in this election isn't easy for them to accept.
A similar collocation is "accept a loss", and related collocations include "concede defeat" and "admit defeat".
Which has to accept a defeat?
Contributor: Matt Errey