Default vs Vanquish - What's the difference?

default | vanquish |

As verbs the difference between default and vanquish

is that default is to fail to meet an obligation while vanquish is to defeat, to overcome.

As a noun default

is (finance) the condition of failing to meet an obligation.



(en noun)
  • (finance) The condition of failing to meet an obligation.
  • He failed to make payments on time and is now in default .
    You may cure this default by paying the full amount within a week.
  • (electronics, computing) the original software programming settings as set by the factory
  • A loss incurred by failing to compete.
  • The team's three losses include one default .
  • A selection made in the absence of an alternative.
  • ''The man became the leader of the group as a default .
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  • (often, attributive) A value used when none has been given; a tentative value or standard that is presumed.
  • If you don't specify a number of items, the default is 1.
  • (legal) The failure of a defendant to appear and answer a summons and complaint.
  • (obsolete) A failing or failure; omission of that which ought to be done; neglect to do what duty or law requires.
  • This evil has happened through the governor's default .
  • (obsolete) Fault; offence; wrong act.
  • * Spenser
  • And pardon craved for his so rash default .
  • * Alexander Pope
  • regardless of our merit or default


    (en verb)
  • To fail to meet an obligation.
  • If you do not make your payments, you will default on your loan.
  • To lose a competition by failing to compete.
  • If you refuse to wear a proper uniform, you will not be allowed to compete and will default this match.
  • (computing) To assume a value when none was given; to presume a tentative value or standard.
  • If you don't specify a number of items, it defaults to 1.
  • (legal) To fail to appear and answer a summons and complaint.
  • Anagrams

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  • 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.