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van·quish

 (văng′kwĭsh, văn′-)
tr.v. van·quished, van·quish·ing, van·quish·es
1.
a. To defeat or conquer in battle; subjugate.
b. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition. See Synonyms at defeat.
2. 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).

[Middle English vaynquisshen, from Old French vainquir, vainquiss-, from Latin vincere; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

van′quish·a·ble adj.
van′quish·er n.
van′quish·ment n.

vanquish

(ˈvæŋkwɪʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to defeat or overcome in a battle, contest, etc; conquer
2. to defeat or overcome in argument or debate
3. to conquer (an emotion)
[C14: vanquisshen, from Old French venquis vanquished, from veintre to overcome, from Latin vincere]
ˈvanquishable adj
ˈvanquisher n
ˈvanquishment n

van•quish

(ˈvæŋ kwɪʃ, ˈvæn-)

v.t.
1. to conquer by superior force, as in battle.
2. to defeat in any contest or conflict.
3. to overcome: to vanquish one's fears.
[1300–50; Middle English vencuschen,venquisshen < Old French vencus, past participle and venquis, past tense of veintre < Latin vincere to overcome]
van′quish•er, n.
van′quish•ment, n.

vanquish


Past participle: vanquished
Gerund: vanquishing

Imperative
vanquish
vanquish
Present
I vanquish
you vanquish
he/she/it vanquishes
we vanquish
you vanquish
they vanquish
Preterite
I vanquished
you vanquished
he/she/it vanquished
we vanquished
you vanquished
they vanquished
Present Continuous
I am vanquishing
you are vanquishing
he/she/it is vanquishing
we are vanquishing
you are vanquishing
they are vanquishing
Present Perfect
I have vanquished
you have vanquished
he/she/it has vanquished
we have vanquished
you have vanquished
they have vanquished
Past Continuous
I was vanquishing
you were vanquishing
he/she/it was vanquishing
we were vanquishing
you were vanquishing
they were vanquishing
Past Perfect
I had vanquished
you had vanquished
he/she/it had vanquished
we had vanquished
you had vanquished
they had vanquished
Future
I will vanquish
you will vanquish
he/she/it will vanquish
we will vanquish
you will vanquish
they will vanquish
Future Perfect
I will have vanquished
you will have vanquished
he/she/it will have vanquished
we will have vanquished
you will have vanquished
they will have vanquished
Future Continuous
I will be vanquishing
you will be vanquishing
he/she/it will be vanquishing
we will be vanquishing
you will be vanquishing
they will be vanquishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vanquishing
you have been vanquishing
he/she/it has been vanquishing
we have been vanquishing
you have been vanquishing
they have been vanquishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vanquishing
you will have been vanquishing
he/she/it will have been vanquishing
we will have been vanquishing
you will have been vanquishing
they will have been vanquishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vanquishing
you had been vanquishing
he/she/it had been vanquishing
we had been vanquishing
you had been vanquishing
they had been vanquishing
Conditional
I would vanquish
you would vanquish
he/she/it would vanquish
we would vanquish
you would vanquish
they would vanquish
Past Conditional
I would have vanquished
you would have vanquished
he/she/it would have vanquished
we would have vanquished
you would have vanquished
they would have vanquished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.vanquish - come out better in a competition, race, or conflictvanquish - 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"
outscore, outpoint - score more points than one's opponents
walk over - beat easily; "The local team walked over their old rivals for the championship"
eliminate - remove from a contest or race; "The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"
worst, whip, mop up, pip, rack up - defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
whomp - beat overwhelmingly
get the best, have the best, overcome - overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"
spreadeagle, rout, spread-eagle - defeat disastrously
get the jump - be there first; "They had gotten the jump on their competitors"
chicane, chouse, jockey, cheat, shaft, screw - defeat someone through trickery or deceit
outsmart, outwit, overreach, circumvent, outfox, beat - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surpass, exceed, surmount - be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
defeat, get the better of, overcome - win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
surmount, master, overcome, subdue, get over - get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
best, outdo, outflank, scoop, trump - get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
outfight - to fight better than; get the better of; "the Rangers outfought the Maple Leafs"; "The French forces outfought the Germans"
overmaster, overpower, overwhelm - overcome by superior force
checkmate, mate - place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
immobilise, immobilize - make defenseless
outplay - excel or defeat in a game; "The Knicks outplayed the Lakers"
drub, lick, clobber, cream, bat, thrash - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"

vanquish

verb (Literary) defeat, beat, conquer, reduce, stuff (slang), master, tank (slang), overcome, crush, overwhelm, put down, lick (informal), undo, subdue, rout, repress, overpower, quell, triumph over, clobber (slang), subjugate, run rings around (informal), wipe the floor with (informal), blow out of the water (slang), put to flight, get the upper hand over, put to rout a happy ending in which the hero vanquishes the monsters

vanquish

verb
1. To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition:
Informal: trim, whip.
Slang: ace, lick.
Idioms: carry the day, get the best of, get the better of, go someone one better.
2. To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat:
Informal: massacre, wallop.
Translations
يَهْزِم، يَقْهَر
přemoci
overvinde
sigra, yfirbuga
iekarotpārspētuzvarēt
nedkjempeovervinne
yenmekalt etmek

vanquish

[ˈvæŋkwɪʃ] VT (poet) → vencer, derrotar

vanquish

[ˈvæŋkwɪʃ] vtvaincrevantage point [ˈvɑːntɪdʒpɔɪnt] n
(= place) → poste m d'observation
From a concealed vantage point, he saw a car arrive → De son poste d'observation, à l'abri des regards, il vit une voiture arriver.
(= point in time, situation) → recul m
from today's vantage point → avec le recul, avec le recul que nous avons aujourd'hui
We can see the reasons from our 21st century vantage point

vanquish

vt (liter) enemy, fearsbezwingen (geh)

vanquish

[ˈvæŋkwɪʃ] vt (liter) → sconfiggere

vanquish

(ˈvӕŋkwiʃ) verb
to defeat or conquer. You must vanquish your fears.
References in classic literature ?
I guessed, however, by his irregular and intercepted breathing, that he struggled to vanquish an excess of violent emotion.
As he said to himself, "If, for my sins, or by my good fortune, I come across some giant hereabouts, a common occurrence with knights-errant, and overthrow him in one onslaught, or cleave him asunder to the waist, or, in short, vanquish and subdue him, will it not be well to have some one I may send him to as a present, that he may come in and fall on his knees before my sweet lady, and in a humble, submissive voice say, 'I am the giant Caraculiambro, lord of the island of Malindrania, vanquished in single combat by the never sufficiently extolled knight Don Quixote of La Mancha, who has commanded me to present myself before your Grace, that your Highness dispose of me at your pleasure'?
She told herself that Mademoiselle Cormon would be very lucky to secure a husband in a young man of twenty-three, full of talent, who would always be an honor to his family and the neighborhood; at the same time the obstacles which her son's want of fortune and Mademoiselle Cormon's age presented to the marriage seemed to her almost insurmountable; she could think of nothing but patience as being able to vanquish them.
The old gentleman had long regarded his son as one dead; John's place had been taken, the memory of his faults had already fallen to be one of those old aches, which awaken again indeed upon occasion, but which we can always vanquish by an effort of the will; and to have the long lost resuscitated in a fresh disgrace was doubly bitter.
These are the four useful branches of military knowledge which enabled the Yellow Emperor to vanquish four several sovereigns.
The prince will vanquish you, as he has always done.
In their efforts to vanquish the wolf-dog the savages forgot all about me, thus giv-ing me an instant in which to snatch a knife from the loin-string of him who had first fallen and account for another of them.
Both these men were considered excellent swordsmen, but when Beauchamp heard again the little gray man's "a mort, mon fils," he shuddered, and the little hairs at the nape of his neck rose up, and his spine froze, for he knew that he had heard the sentence of death passed upon him; for no mortal had yet lived who could vanquish such a swordsman as he who now faced him.
So spake the Eternal Father, and all Heaven Admiring stood a space; then into hymns Burst forth, and in celestial measures moved, Circling the throne and singing, while the hand Sung with the voice, and this the argument:-- "Victory and triumph to the Son of God, Now entering his great duel, not of arms, But to vanquish by wisdom hellish wiles
Will you give the little maiden a potion, that she may possess the strength of twelve men, and vanquish the Snow Queen?
Perhaps the fact that Teeka sat there watching him aroused a desire to vanquish the ape-man before her eyes, for in the breast of every jungle male lurks a vast egotism which finds expression in the performance of deeds of derring-do before an audience of the opposite sex.
it could not be expected that every one should be of the humble and gentle temper of Miss Amelia Sedley; should take every opportunity to vanquish Rebecca's hard-heartedness and ill-humour; and, by a thousand kind words and offices, overcome, for once at least, her hostility to her kind.