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triumph

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈtraɪ.əmf/ us  
C1 a very great success, achievement, or victory (= when you win a war, fight, or competition), or a feeling of great satisfaction or pleasure caused by this: The book celebrates the hostages' remarkable triumph over appalling adversity. The signing of the agreement was a personal triumph for the prime minister. It was the Republican Party's third election triumph in a row. The eradication of smallpox by vaccination was one of medicine's greatest triumphs. The constitutional changes have been hailed as a triumph for democracy. The match ended in triumph for the French team. He returned in triumph from the sales with a half-price stereo system.

triumph

verb [I] uk   /ˈtraɪ.əmf/ us  
to have a very great success or victory: I believe that sooner or later good must triumph over evil. The Democrats once again triumphed in recent elections.
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