Definition of vanquish:
cudgel, flummox, tucker out, outwit, dumbfound, strap, baffle, suppress, squelch, call on the carpet, puzzle, lick, slash, amaze, lambaste, lash, overwhelm, prevail against, flap, strike, have words, bastinado, thump, cream, scourge, ticktock, jaw, massacre, pulsate, chide, rag, switch, squash, scramble, crush, gravel, lecture, husk, study at defeat, trounce, wallop, mystify, pommel, squeeze, work over, pound, remonstrate, outfox, perplex, dress down, castigate, exhaust, wash up, chew out, belabor, outsmart, shell, overreach, tick, reproof, bawl out, reprimand, stupefy, clobber, best, rebuke, jam, call down, spank, thrash, smash, tucker, bewilder, beat, beat out, annihilate, steamroller, circumvent, flog, vex, beat up, bunk, subjugate, get, blast, ticktack, tap out, trim, berate, break down, chew up, thump out, smite, surpass, pose, lambast, mash, drum, ace, worst, chastise, shellac, demolish, drub, smear, take to task, scold, batter, stick, bruise, welt, nonplus, quiver, lather, thrum.
- defeat (part of speech: verb)
- dominate (part of speech: verb)
- "An Outcast of the Islands", Joseph Conrad.
" Perhaps, Sancho," returned Don Quixote, " the enchantment does not go so far as to deprive conquered and presented giants and knights of the power of recognising Dulcinea; we will try by experiment with one or two of the first I vanquish and send to her, whether they see her or not, by commanding them to return and give me an account of what happened to them in this respect."- "The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
- "Pepita Ximenez", Juan Valera.