AskDefine | Define vanquish

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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" [syn: beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce]

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From Middle English vaynquisshen, from Old French vanquir, from Latin vincere


  • /ˈvaŋkwɪʃ/, /"vaNkwIS/


  1. To defeat, to overcome.


to defeat, to overcome

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bear down, beat down, bend, break, conquer, crush, defeat, fell, flatten, humble, master, overpower, override, overturn, prostrate, put down, quell, reduce, ride down, smash, subdue, subjugate, subvert, suppress, surmount, trample, trample down, trample underfoot, tread underfoot
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