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conquer

con·quer

conquer

 
 
pronunciation:
kang kr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: conquered, conquering, conquers
definition 1: to gain or overcome by force, esp. armed force.
The invading army conquered all the lands to the north.The people never forgot how they were conquered by the invaders.
synonyms:
overpower, overwhelm, quell, subdue, subjugate, vanquish
similar words:
capture, defeat, lick, occupy, overcome, overthrow, rout, seize, suppress, take, win
definition 2: to gain dominance over by overcoming obstacles.
Doctors are trying to conquer this dreadful disease.
synonyms:
defeat, master, overcome, vanquish
similar words:
lick, overthrow, prevail over
definition 3: to master or overcome by moral or mental strength.
He finally conquered his fear of flying.
synonyms:
defeat, master, overcome, subdue, vanquish
similar words:
lick, overthrow, surmount
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to achieve victory; win.
He fought the illness bravely, but finally death conquered.
synonyms:
overcome, prevail, triumph, win
derivations: conquerable (adj.), conqueringly (adv.), conquerableness (n.)