Meaning of vanquish

van•quish

Pronunciation: (vang'kwish, van'-), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to conquer or subdue by superior force, as in battle.
  2. to defeat in any contest or conflict; be victorious over: to vanquish one's opponent in an argument.
  3. to overcome or overpower: He vanquished all his fears.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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