Vanquish vs Trounce - What's the difference?

vanquish | trounce |


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.

vanquish

English

Verb

(es)
  • To defeat, to overcome.
  • * Clarendon
  • They vanquished the rebels in all encounters.
  • * Atterbury
  • This bold assertion has been fully vanquished in a late reply to the Bishop of Meaux's treatise.

    trounce

    English

    Verb

    (trounc)
  • to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily
  • The Mexican team trounced the Americans by 10 goals to 1.
  • to punish
  • to beat severely; thrash
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