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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vanquish  \Van"quish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Vanquished};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Vanquishing}.]  [OE.  venquishen  venquissen 
  venkisen,F.  vaincre  pret.  vainquis  OF  veintre  pret. 
  venqui  venquis  (cf.  an  OF  infin.  vainquir),  fr  L.  vincere; 
  akin  to  AS  w[=i]g  war,  battle,  w[=i]gant  a  warrior,  w[=i]gan 
  to  fight,  Icel.  v[=i]g  battle,  Goth.  weihan  to  fight, 
  contend.  Cf  {Convince},  {Evict},  {Invincible},  {Victor}.] 
  1.  To  conquer,  overcome,  or  subdue  in  battle,  as  an  enemy. 
  They  .  .  .  Vanquished  the  rebels  in  all  encounters. 
  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. 
  For  e'en  though  vanquished,  he  could  argue  still 
  Syn:  To  conquer;  surmount;  overcome;  confute;  silence.  See 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vanquish  \Van"quish\,  n.  (Far.) 
  A  disease  in  sheep,  in  which  they  pine  away  [Written  also 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  come  out  better  in  a  competition,  race,  or  conflict;  "Agassi 
  beat  Becker  in  tennsi  championship";  "We  beat  the 
  competition";  "Harvard  defeated  Yale  in  the  last  football 
  game"  [syn:  {beat},  {beat  out},  {crush},  {trounce}] 

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