vanquish

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English venquysshen, vaynquisshen, borrowed from a conjugated form of Old French veincre, from Latin vincere.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvæŋkwɪʃ/
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Verb[edit]

vanquish (third-person singular simple present vanquishes, present participle vanquishing, simple past and past participle vanquished)

  1. To defeat, to overcome.
    • Clarendon
      They [] vanquished the rebels in all encounters.
    • Atterbury
      This bold assertion has been fully vanquished in a late reply to the Bishop of Meaux's treatise.

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