Vanquish – Defeat thoroughly; convincingly beat the enemy or opposition
To remember the definition of the word vanquish, use the following mnemonic:
The van squished (vanquish) him and all his men, therefore defeating them thoroughly.
Examples of vanquish in a sentence
Although they were inferior in numbers, the advancing troops vanquished the invaders and forced them back over the border.
He had been vanquished in the ring by his fierce opponent, but he pledged to fight him again and win back the coveted boxing title.
The exorcist said in her online advertisement that she could vanquish all evil spirits.