vanquishment

vanquish

[vang-kwish, van-]
verb (used with object)
1.
to conquer or subdue by superior force, as in battle.
2.
to defeat in any contest or conflict; be victorious over: to vanquish one's opponent in an argument.
3.
to overcome or overpower: He vanquished all his fears.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English vencuschen, venquisshen < Old French vencus past participle and venquis past tense of veintre < Latin vincere to overcome

vanquishable, adjective
vanquisher, noun
vanquishment, noun
unvanquishable, adjective
unvanquished, adjective
unvanquishing, adjective


1. subjugate, suppress, crush, quell.
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vanquish (ˈvæŋkwɪʃ)
 
vb
1.  to defeat or overcome in a battle, contest, etc; conquer
2.  to defeat or overcome in argument or debate
3.  to conquer (an emotion)
 
[C14: vanquisshen, from Old French venquis vanquished, from veintre to overcome, from Latin vincere]
 
'vanquishable
 
adj
 
'vanquisher
 
n
 
'vanquishment
 
n

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vanquish
early 14c., from O.Fr. venquis (past tense), and vencus (p.p.), from veintre "defeat," from L. vincere "defeat" (see victor). Influenced in M.E. by M.Fr. vainquiss-, present stem of vainquir "conquer," from O.Fr. vainkir, alteration of veintre.
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