Definition of vanquish verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

vanquish

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈvæŋkwɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæŋkwɪʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vanquish
BrE BrE//ˈvæŋkwɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæŋkwɪʃ//
 
he / she / it vanquishes
BrE BrE//ˈvæŋkwɪʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæŋkwɪʃɪz//
 
past simple vanquished
BrE BrE//ˈvæŋkwɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæŋkwɪʃt//
 
past participle vanquished
BrE BrE//ˈvæŋkwɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæŋkwɪʃt//
 
-ing form vanquishing
BrE BrE//ˈvæŋkwɪʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæŋkwɪʃɪŋ//
 
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vanquish somebody/something (literary) to defeat somebody completely in a competition, war, etc. synonym conquer Government forces vanquished the rebels. The stories are about saints vanquishing dragons and freeing captive maidens. See related entries: Conflict Word Origin Middle English: from Old French vencus, venquis (past participle and past tense of veintre), vainquiss- (lengthened stem of vainquir), from Latin vincere ‘conquer’.
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