Definitions: (preposition) If X happens despite Y, it is surprising because Y is expected to stop X.
Examples: (preposition) People came to the concert despite all the rain. (preposition) We hope that there will soon be changes despite the fact that the leaders are still the same old people. (preposition) Despite all the problems, people generally believe the project is a success.
Synonyms: prepositions: in spite of, against, although.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 B