In an attempt to vanquish the monster, the superheroes step in and pummel him, knocking him to the ground.
She is credited with helping to end the war and vanquish dictator Charles Taylor in 2003, opening the door for Sirleaf.
Peter Beinart on why the left needs to stop the linguistic dithering—and win the only battle that can vanquish al Qaeda.
early 14c., from Old French venquis (past tense), and vencus (p.p.), from veintre "defeat," from Latin vincere "defeat" (see victor). Influenced in Middle English by Middle French vainquiss-, present stem of vainquir "conquer," from Old French vainkir, alteration of veintre. Related: Vanquished; vanquishing.