Vanquish

Definition of Vanquish

Van´quish   Pronunciation: văņ´kwĭsh
v. t.1.To conquer, overcome, or subdue in battle, as an enemy.
[imp. & p. p. Vanquished (văņ"kwĭsht); p. pr. & vb. n. Vanquishing.]
They . . . vanquished the rebels in all encounters.
- Clarendon.
2.Hence, to defeat in any contest; to get the better of; to put down; to refute.
This bold assertion has been fully vanquished in a late reply to the Bishop of Meaux's treatise.
- Atterbury.
For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still.
- Goldsmith.
n.1.(Far.) A disease in sheep, in which they pine away.

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