[v_ˈa_n_k_w_ɪ_ʃ], [vˈankwɪʃ], [vˈankwɪʃ]

Definitions of vanquish:

  1.   Hence, to defeat in any contest; to get the better of; to put down; to refute.
  2.   A disease in sheep.
  3.   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"
  4.   To conquer, overcome, or subdue in battle, as an enemy.
  5.   Vanquishable.
  6.   Vanquisher.
  7.   To subdue in battle, as an enemy; to defeat in any contest; to refute in argument; to overpower.
  8.   A disease in sheep, in which they pine away.
  9.   Gaul; to get the better of; to defeat in an argument or debate.
  10.   To conquer: to defeat in any contest: to confute.
  11.   To subdue in a contest; to overcome; to confute.
  12.   To subdue, as in battle; conquer; confute.
  13.   To conquer; subdue; as, Cœ sar vanquished Gaul; to get the better of; to defeat in an argument or debate.
  14.   To conquer; overcome.

Antonyms for vanquish:

fail, surrender, manumit, enfranchise, free, liberate, Unfetter, unchain, unbind, fall, emancipate, go down, spring, release, go under, discharge, Uncage.

Quotes for vanquish:

  1. Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil. – Emile M. Cioran
  2. To vanquish without peril is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille
  3. Remember, that of all the elements that comprise a human being, the most important, the most essential, the one that will sustain, transcend, overcome and vanquish obstacles is- Spirit! – Buddy Ebsen
  4. My greatest desire is that the hope that has overcome fear in my country will help vanquish it around the world. – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Usage examples for vanquish:

  1. Piety did not always vanquish the passions of a turbulent age. ” – Irish Nationality by Alice Stopford Green
  2. It is after we have won that we must really vanquish it is in the hour of peace that the actual war will begin against an invisible foe, a hundred times as dangerous as the one of whom we have seen too much. ” – The Wrack of the Storm by Maurice Maeterlinck
  3. “ I feel so strong to do, so determined to vanquish all obstacles, that I know I shall neither break down nor fail. ” – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  4. In the case of lawyers there are frequent intellectual repugnances to be overcome; but surgeons and other men of science have to vanquish a class of repugnances even less within the power of the will- the instinctive physical repugnances. ” – The Intellectual Life by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  5. It includes all that Christianity bestows to counteract and vanquish the special dangers of self- righteousness. ” – The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews by Thomas Charles Edwards
  6. “ I think the easiest way to vanquish modesty is to ignore its presence, to turn it into ridicule, to carry it by storm. ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  7. Ten his trusty sabre soon has vanquish'd, Ten his steed into the dust has trampled, And the third ten drives he to the forest, To the forest by the frigid water. ” – Servian Popular Poetry by John Bowring
  8. But at that the laughter of the sea- maidens rippled through the hall and one of them said: Thou art a bold man, Brian, and bolder than thou knowest; for if thy two brothers were here, the weakest of us could vanquish all the three. ” – The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston
  9. M. de Mantua was charmed; he redoubled his efforts with the King and M. de Duras; the matter was discussed in full council, like an affair of state- indeed it was one; and it was resolved to amuse M. de Mantua, and yet at the same time to do everything to vanquish this resistance of Madame de Lesdiguieres, except employing the full authority of the King, which the King himself did not wish to exert. ” – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 4 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  10. Besides, the troops which had been accustomed by their irresistible impetuosity to vanquish all opponents were necessarily wearied out by a war which was carried on not so much against men as against the elements; which exercised their patience more than it gratified their love of glory; and where there was less of danger than of difficulty and want to contend with. ” – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller
  11. We must learn, observed a jolly- looking grocer, to vanquish the prejudices of our stomachs. ” – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  12. Never again will be heard the clash of steel on steel as Christian tries to vanquish Moslem. ” – Mohammed, The Prophet of Islam by H. E. E. Hayes
  13. The weapons he had to use were not at all to his taste, but he had not been allowed a choice in the matter; and since his enemies had decided on a warfare of duplicity, he was resolved to surpass them in cunning, and vanquish them by deception. ” – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  14. Two weak men vanquish one that is strong. ” – Arabian Wisdom by John Wortabet
  15. The Highlanders are brave; but it is surely beyond human expectation that five or six thousand Highlanders can vanquish a kingdom with a brave and well trained army with abundant artillery. ” – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  16. “ To vanquish her, the earth had to produce not only new races, but new creeds. ” – Imperial Purple by Edgar Saltus
  17. He had prepared to vanquish Elias in one sphere, and the coward leapt into another where he could not reach him. ” – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  18. “ " But," says the historian, " neither stripes, nor fire, nor the rage of the tormentors, who tore her with the more vehemence, lest they should be scorned by a woman, could vanquish her." ” – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  19. “ To attack him is to vanquish him. ” – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  20. Her last leg She's standing on; and in sheer desperation She'll marry you; but must before the nation Appear to vanquish you- in mere appearance. ” – Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller