Vanquish is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of vanquish, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
EXAMPLES - Vanquish in a Sentence
- If they do not vanquish food, food will vanquish them. (source)
- For them, war is a game and they want their guys to vanquish the other team. (source)
- You can choose from 12 colors and set them to flash while you vanquish your enemy. (source)
- These were exactly the hopes and dreams Mr. Morgenthau set out to vanquish decades ago. (source)
- If only Bobby could vanquish the usurper Lyndon Johnson and restore the mythical Kennedy Camelot! (source)
- The mission of Lifeline Express is to vanquish avoidable blindness, deafness and physical handicaps. (source)
- This will immediately turn off your appetite, vanquish your cravings and leave you feeling satisfied. (source)
- I'm optimistic that we can vanquish polio forever if other countries choose to learn from India's success. (source)
- Indeed, they represent the struggle to vanquish empty desire, monsters that aid us in the war against the self. (source)
- Men hoping to vanquish sexual desires they know to be improper are sometimes drawn to the priesthood in good faith. (source)
- Every year the flu mutates, grows stronger and evades the vaccines that were developed the year before to vanquish it. (source)
- Keep in mind, were talking Canadian beer (the equivalent of American whiskey), so when I say vanquish, I mean VANQUISH!!! (source)
- It also took around 45 minutes of injury time at Hampden Park before we were able finally to vanquish pesky Liechtenstein. (source)
- At this point the disease is beyond reasonable hope of vanquish, and the symptoms may escalate to the point of intolerance. (source)
- He has fought to vanquish the forces of He Who Must Not Be Named and battled the nefarious Slitherins on the Quidditch pitch. (source)
- Ten years later, President James Madison dispatched a fleet under Commodore Stephen Decatur to vanquish the remaining Barbary States. (source)
- In the game, players must help the Princess and her True Love defeat villains and vanquish the evil prince to live happily ever after. (source)
- If we can spend what it takes to defeat a foreign enemy, surely we can spend what's needed to vanquish the risks of permanent recession. (source)
- Supporters of the mosque associate it with religious freedom and tolerance, precisely those American qualities the terrorists sought to vanquish. (source)
- Photo No. 16 (featured above): If Timberlake were really a "Super Teen," surely he could vanquish that frightening, out-of-control mass of holiday garland. (source)
- Al Qaeda is not Afghanistan and it is not the Taliban either; it is a malevolent NGO and winning Afghanistan or defeating the Taliban cannot vanquish al Qaeda. (source)
- In his bunched muscles and the taut cords of his neck we sense a steely determination to vanquish unfair trade advantages and perhaps a hint of arterial plaque. (source)
- They accused the Taliban of breaking the peace agreement, which was reached in February, after 18 months of fighting in Swat in which the military failed to vanquish the militants. (source)
- More than that, liberals realize that if the party expands its control of the House and Senate, it may do so by electing moderate and conservative Democrats who vanquish sitting Republicans. (source)
- As the nation flexed its full military might overseas for the first time, he joined 4.7 million Americans in uniform and was among 2 million U.S. troops shipped to France to vanquish the German kaiser. (source)
- Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether A major component of brake fluid, hair coloring, and floor sealer, DEGBE's job here is to delay evaporation of monoethanolamine, letting it work longer to vanquish baked-on mess. (source)
- That underscored Sen. Obama's challenges: He must unite the party and overcome his weaknesses among whites, women and working-class voters if he is to vanquish Arizona Sen. John McCain, the Republicans 'likely nominee. (source)
- In The Last Airbender, a primitive, possibly post-apocalyptic world is threatened with final extinction as the Fire nation aims to dominate the universe and vanquish forever the more congenial nations of Air, Water and Earth. (source)
- It was an act of self-defense in the face of blood-curdling threats to vanquish the Jewish state, not to mention the maritime blockade of the Straits of Tiran, the abrupt withdrawal of UN peacekeeping forces, and the redeployment of Egyptian and Syrian troops. (source)
- Indeed, as Brienne Walsh wrote recently on The Huffington Post, "Daily, we were told that men were not Prince Charming, that they would not vanquish a dragon to save us, rescue us from a tower or even just fight their way through the subway to come kiss us goodnight." (source)
- Weiner usually structures his books around the work and ideas of individual scientists, and for this one he has chosen Aubrey de Grey, a brilliant but eccentric Cambridge computer scientist who has become an acknowledged leader in devising strategies to vanquish aging. (source)
- The unrelenting growth of the Fed's balance sheet, increasing monetary aggregates, surging gold and commodity prices, $100 barrel oil, soaring food prices and the projected trillions of dollars of new debt that must be printed in the future have served to vanquish the deflationists. (source)
- Between jobs and playing bass in a hopeless Toronto band, Scott is bowled over by a sophisticated American girl whose hair keeps changing colour like the pony in Oz's Emerald City, but to win her he must vanquish her seven "evil exes", a formidable band of handsome and talented guys. (source)
- Tracing the evolution of Texas and American justice over two centuries, the book explains how reform movements arose and were beaten back; how the divisive, fearful politics of law and order helped vanquish the hopes of Reconstruction and, later, integration; and how the specters of slavery survived to haunt the present. (source)
- Indeed, it may be said that till General Grant was matched against him, he never met an opponent he did not vanquish, for while it is true that defeat was inflicted on the Confederates at Antietam and Gettysburg, yet the fruits of these victories were not gathered, for after each of these battles Lee was left unmolested till he had a chance to recuperate. (source)
- Gadhafi's fate now dangles between what he wants to do to bring this unspeakable tragedy to a swift conclusion, the will of the Libyan people once they vanquish his mercenaries and the International Criminal Court to whom the U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to refer Moammar Gadhafi and members of his government in Libya for investigation and prosecution for crimes against humanity and war crimes. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "vanquish" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 20 synonyms for vanquish.
bear down, beat, conquer, crush, humble, overcome, overpower, overturn, overwhelm, put down, quell, reduce, repress, rout, subdue, subjugate, subvert, surmount, trample, triumph over
We have 8 antonyms for vanquish.
fail, give in, let go, lose, release, surrender, win, yield
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (văngˈkwĭsh, vănˈ-)
View up to 25 definitions of vanquish from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To defeat or conquer in battle; subjugate.
- (verb-transitive) To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
- (verb-transitive) To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress: "She had had to wrench herself forcibly away from Katharine, and every step vanquished her desire” ( Virginia Woolf). See Synonyms at defeat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To defeat, to overcome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To conquer, overcome, or subdue in battle, as an enemy.
- (verb-transitive) Hence, to defeat in any contest; to get the better of; to put down; to refute.
- (noun) A disease in sheep, in which they pine away.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To conquer; overcome; especially, to subdue in battle, as an enemy.
- (None) To defeat in any contest, as in argument; get the better of.
- (None) To confute; show to be erroneous or unfounded; overturn.
- (None) To overpower; prostrate; be too much for.
- (None) To overpower the peculiar virtue or properties of; destroy or render inert; neutralize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict