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Meaning of VANQUISH

Pronunciation:  'vangkwish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

VANQUISH is a 8 letter word that starts with V.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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}.
    
    
  2. \Van"quish\, n. (Far.)
    A disease in sheep, in which they pine away. [Written also
    {vinquish}.]
    
    
 

 

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