AskDefine | Define vanquish

Dictionary Definition

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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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • /ˈvaŋkwɪʃ/, /"vaNkwIS/

Verb

  1. To defeat, to overcome.

Translations

to defeat, to overcome

Extensive Definition

Vanquish can refer to:

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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