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vanquish (v.)

mid-14c., "to defeat in battle, conquer," from Old French venquis-, extended stem of veintre "to defeat," from Latin vincere "to overcome, conquer" (from nasalized form of PIE root *weik- (3) "to fight, conquer"). Influenced in Middle English by French vainquiss-, present stem of vainquir "conquer," from Old French vainkir, alteration of veintre. Related: Vanquished; vanquishing.

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Definitions of vanquish from WordNet

vanquish (v.)
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;
Synonyms: beat / beat out / crush / shell / trounce
From wordnet.princeton.edu