vanquish Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"vanquish" in British English

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vanquishverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈvæŋ.kwɪʃ/ literary
to ​defeat an ​enemy or ​opponent, ​especially in ​war: Napoleon was vanquished at the ​battle of Waterloo in 1815. The vanquished ​armysurrenderedtheirweapons.
(Definition of vanquish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vanquishverb [T]

 us   /ˈvæŋ·kwɪʃ, væn-/
to ​defeatcompletely: Smallpox, a ​oncedeadlydisease, has now been vanquished.
(Definition of vanquish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vanquish”
in Spanish vencer…
in Vietnamese đánh bại, chinh phục…
in Malaysian menewaskan‘…
in Thai กำจัด…
in French vaincre…
in German bezwingen…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指战争中)击败,使溃败…
in Indonesian menaklukkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指戰爭中)擊敗,使潰敗…
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