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 for vanquish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vanquish \Van"quish\ (v[a^][ng]"kw[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Vanquished (v[a^][ng]"kw[i^]sht); 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[imac]g war, battle, w[imac]gend a warrior, w[imac]gan to
     contend, fight, OHG. w[imac]gant a warrior, w[imac]gan to
     fight, Icel. v[imac]g battle, Goth. weihan to fight, contend.
     Cf. Convince, Evict, Invincible, Victor.]
     1. To conquer, overcome, or subdue in battle, as an enemy.
        --Hakluyt.
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              They . . . vanquished the rebels in all encounters.
                                                    --Clarendon.
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     2. Hence, to defeat in any contest; to get the better of; to
        put down; to refute.
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              This bold assertion has been fully vanquished in a
              late reply to the Bishop of Meaux's treatise.
                                                    --Atterbury.
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              For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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     Syn: To conquer; surmount; overcome; confute; silence. See
          Conquer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vanquish \Van"quish\, n. (Far.)
     A disease in sheep, in which they pine away. [Written also
     vinquish.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  vanquish
      v 1: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;
           "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat
           the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last
           football game" [syn: beat, beat out, crush, shell,
           trounce, vanquish]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "vanquish":
     bear down, beat down, bend, break, conquer, crush, defeat, fell,
     flatten, humble, master, overpower, override, overturn, prostrate,
     put down, quell, reduce, ride down, smash, subdue, subjugate,
     subvert, suppress, surmount, trample, trample down,
     trample underfoot, tread underfoot
  
  

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