Definitions for: Vanquish


[v] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Van"quish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vanquished; p. pr. &
vb. n. Vanquishing.] [OE. venquishen, venquissen,
venkisen,F. vaincre, pret. vainquis, OF. veintre, pret.
venqui, venquis (cf. an OF. infin. vainquir), fr. L. vincere;
akin to AS. w[=i]g war, battle, w[=i]gant a warrior, w[=i]gan
to fight, Icel. v[=i]g battle, Goth. weihan to fight,
contend. Cf. Convince, Evict, Invincible, Victor.]
1. To conquer, overcome, or subdue in battle, as an enemy.
--Hakluyt.

They . . . Vanquished the rebels in all encounters.
--Clarendon.

2. Hence, to defeat in any contest; to get the better of; to
put down; to refute.

This bold assertion has been fully vanquished in a
late reply to the Bishop of Meaux's treatise.
--Atterbury.

For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still.
--Goldsmith.

Syn: To conquer; surmount; overcome; confute; silence. See
Conquer.


Van"quish, n. (Far.)
A disease in sheep, in which they pine away. [Written also
vinquish.]

Synonyms: beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce

See Also: bat, best, cheat, checkmate, chicane, chouse, clobber, defeat, drub, eliminate, exceed, get the jump, immobilise, immobilize, jockey, lick, mate, mop up, outdo, outfight, outflank, outgo, outmatch, outplay, outpoint, outscore, outstrip, overcome, overmaster, overpower, overwhelm, pip, rack up, rout, scoop, screw, shaft, spreadeagle, spread-eagle, surmount, surpass, thrash, trump, whip, whomp, win, worst

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