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
Undisputed national leader Armand Duplantis (Lafayette, La.) vanquished any hope of an upset with his entry bar, winning the Mt. SAC Relays competition with a mark of 18 feet, 3 inches.
Meanwhile, Islamic State, many say, is defeated but not vanquished, not just in other parts of Iraq but here in Mosul.
No matter who won, there was sure to be a party shared by victors and the vanquished.
Indeed, no musician worked harder to help vanquish the malevolence unleashed by Hitler and Mussolini.
But the rain from Cindy vanquished the last dry spots.
And vague worries over auto sales peaking, the Federal Reserve beginning to raise interest rates and other matters prove that even healthy unemployment rates cannot vanquish all worries.
But Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Frank Peter Zimmermann showed what was missing elsewhere: that extra degree of concentration that vanquishes all previous points of reference with the piece.
The Dragons vanquished the Martin demons of 2012, 2013 and 2015.
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Definition of vanquish for English Language Learners
: to defeat (someone) completely in a war, battle, etc.
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