Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To subdue, as in battle; conquer; confute.

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Usage examples "vanquish":

  1. Heaven gave to man this wide extended round, 5 No climes confine him and no oceans bound; Heaven gave him forest, mountain, vale, and plain, And bade him vanquish, if he could, the main; But sordid cares our short- lived race confine, Some toil at trades, some labour in the mine, 10 The miser hoards, and guards his shining store, The sun still rises where he rose before- No happier scenes his earth- born fancy fill Than one dark valley, or one well- known hill. - "The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III)", Philip Freneau.
  2. And, as our contests would be chiefly on the ocean, we must first obtain a superiority on the seas before we can put her down and vanquish her; and this to save ourselves from the payment of two hundred millions justly due from our citizens to hers! - "Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.", Josiah Quincy.
  3. Then spake King Gunther: " Never was woman born so strong and bold that I might not vanquish her with mine own hand." - "The Nibelungenlied", Unknown.