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Definition of "vanquish" []

  • To defeat or conquer in battle; subjugate. (verb-transitive)
  • To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition. (verb-transitive)
  • To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress: "She had had to wrench herself forcibly away from Katharine, and every step vanquished her desire” ( Virginia Woolf). See Synonyms at defeat. (verb-transitive)
  • To defeat or overcome in a battle, contest, etc; conquer (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To defeat or overcome in argument or debate (verb)
  • To conquer (an emotion) (verb)

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Use "vanquish" in a sentence
  • "There's just too many references – like Tessa says, we're asking an audience in Los Angeles to know what "vanquish" and "lactating" mean, not to mention the Battle of Orleans, Joan of Arc, and the French."
  • "There is no way to "vanquish" them except by means of temporary abatement."
  • "If they do not vanquish food, food will vanquish them."