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vanquish

[ vang-kwish, van- ]
/ ˈvæŋ kwɪʃ, ˈvæn- /
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verb (used with object)

to conquer or subdue by superior force, as in battle.
to defeat in any contest or conflict; be victorious over: to vanquish one's opponent in an argument.
to overcome or overpower: He vanquished all his fears.

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Origin of vanquish

1300–50; Middle English vencuschen,venquisshen<Old French vencus past participle and venquis past tense of veintre<Latin vincere to overcome

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British Dictionary definitions for vanquish

vanquish
/ (ˈvæŋkwɪʃ) /

verb (tr)

to defeat or overcome in a battle, contest, etc; conquer
to defeat or overcome in argument or debate
to conquer (an emotion)

Derived forms of vanquish

vanquishable, adjectivevanquisher, nounvanquishment, noun

Word Origin for vanquish

C14: vanquisshen, from Old French venquis vanquished, from veintre to overcome, from Latin vincere
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