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 (văng′kwĭsh, văn′-)
tr.v. van·quished, van·quish·ing, van·quish·es
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vanquisher - someone who is victorious by force of armsvanquisher - someone who is victorious by force of arms
subjugator - a conqueror who defeats and enslaves
victor, master, superior - a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
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References in classic literature ?
and Evgenie Pavlovitch, we must name the eminent and fascinating Prince N.--once the vanquisher of female hearts all over Europe.
But the vanquisher of South Africa, Haris Sohail, joined Babar Azam and once more helped the innings to safety.
Or Arya Stark, the ultra-focused (and often headstrong) vanquisher of the Night King, honing her fighting skills with the Faceless Men and one by one, avenging those who betrayed her family?
There will also be a chance to see the Metropolitan Museum of Art's recent acquisition of an 11th-century copper alloy statue from India depicting Shiva as Vanquisher of the Three Cities.
Karatsev was too strong at this stage and held his service at love to book his Portuguese Bernardo Saraiva, the top-seed vanquisher winning his second round against Belarusian Mikalai Haliak at 6-1, 6-3.
I cling to his vision and to the magical power he seemed to possess; to the strength of this man of steel, vanquisher of illness and enemy of the weak.
The Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt, April 17, 201- CC via Pixabay The second group said Al-Qahirah (Cairo) means conqueror or vanquisher. At the beginning, Siquilli named it Al-Mansouria; however, after four years from establishing it, Fatimid caliph Al-Mu'izz Li Din Allah arrived to Al-Mansouria and changed the name to Al-Qahirah, and he derived the name from his intention to conquer his competitor, the Abbasid caliph.
Even if this rule is through Wilayet al-Mutghalib, or rule of the vanquisher or usurper, that is a ruler who assumes his throne through force and his rule is subsequently legitimized.
"As a result, players relied heavily on the Vanquisher sniper rifle and melee-focused classes.
So, Koch continues, the epic-heroic elements in a transitional work like Kudrun where the Held is the vanquisher of dragons would stand in conflict with the courtly elements were it not for the way the world is narratively modified so that the new (Christian-courtly) context can be integrated.
Among the leading contenders, only runner-up Petersen, the self-styled "freedom ninja" who made his name as a producer for Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano, actually backed his vanquisher, though only after repeatedly dinging Johnson's muddled position on religious liberty and calling him a "spoiled, entitled brat, prone to public fits."