Establish vs Vanquish - What's the difference?

establish | vanquish |


As verbs the difference between establish and vanquish

is that establish is to make stable or firm; to confirm while vanquish is to defeat, to overcome.

establish

English

Verb

(es)
  • To make stable or firm; to confirm.
  • *
  • To form; to found; to institute; to set up in business.
  • * , (w) 6:18
  • But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
  • To appoint or adopt, as officers, laws, regulations, guidelines, etc.; to enact; to ordain.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=4 citation , passage=By some paradoxical evolution rancour and intolerance have been established in the vanguard of primitive Christianity. Mrs. Spoker, in common with many of the stricter disciples of righteousness, was as inclement in demeanour as she was cadaverous in aspect.}}
  • To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate.
  • Derived terms

    * established church * establishing shot * long-established

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    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.