Definition of vanquish
1 : to overcome in battle : subdue completely
2 : to defeat in a conflict or contest
3 : to gain mastery over (an emotion, passion, or temptation) vanquish your fear
vanquishableplay \ˈvaŋ-kwi-shə-bəl, ˈvan-\ adjective
Examples of vanquish in a Sentence
They were vanquished in battle.
vanquished nation after nation in his relentless conquest of Europe
Recent Examples of vanquish from the Web
Max, on the other hand, had seen, and vanquished, thousands.
However, many in both Iraq and Syria are concerned about how the forces made powerful by the coalition will leverage their influence and arms once the Islamic State group has been vanquished.
Last year's Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan took on the defeat of an entire nation.
The frightening spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs threatens to return medicine to the pre-antibiotic era, with the return of deadly infectious diseases long thought vanquished.
Latent within the new archive is a business model for selling books that, with a little legal help, ought to vanquish orphanhood forever.
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VANQUISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vanquish for English Language Learners
: to defeat (someone) completely in a war, battle, etc.
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