As verbs the difference between vanquish and trounce
is that vanquish
is to defeat, to overcome while trounce
is to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily.
To defeat, to overcome.
- They vanquished the rebels in all encounters.
- This bold assertion has been fully vanquished in a late reply to the Bishop of Meaux's treatise.
to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily
to beat severely; thrash
- The Mexican team trounced the Americans by 10 goals to 1.