To vanquish is to defeat or overcome. When the army vanquishes the enemy, they win the battle.

  • The vanquishing hero is celebrated throughout the kingdom.

  • The vanquishing hero is celebrated throughout the kingdom, and they receive a large reward.

Definition of vanquish


come out better in a competition, race, or conflict


beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce

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Example Sentences for vanquish

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    He helped the Avengers vanquish the Wizard.

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    He helped the girl vanquish the wizard.

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    To vanquish the bad, first study the good.

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    Veterans vanquish Brent in fine style.

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    The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches.

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    Young Agnes was the one to finally vanquish the giant.

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    As a spirit, it is her duty to vanquish the Beast in the Mouth of the Mountain.

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    In times of war, the victor takes over the possession of the vanquished.

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    The sisters vanquish the Headless Horseman and convince Zachary to stop.

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    They vanquish him, and use the power of the Sphere to enter the tower.