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.