van·quish /ˈvæŋkwɪʃ, ˈvæn-/
Van·quish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vanquished p. pr. & vb. n. Vanquishing.]
1. To conquer, overcome, or subdue in battle, as an enemy.
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.
Syn: -- To conquer; surmount; overcome; confute; silence. See Conquer.
Van·quish, n. Far. A disease in sheep, in which they pine away. [Written also vinquish.]
v : 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" [syn: beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce]