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Definition 1: a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for checkmate in the sense of this definition

(checkmate is a kind of ...) the act of moving a chess piece

Definition 2: complete victory - [noun denoting event]

(checkmate is a kind of ...) a successful ending of a struggle or contest

"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"

Definition 3: place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game - [verb of competition]

Samples where checkmate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves

Synonyms for checkmate in the sense of this definition

(checkmate is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(checkmate belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

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