Definition of conquer
- conquer territory
- conquered the enemy
- conquered the mountain
- conquered her fear
The city was conquered by the ancient Romans.
They conquered all their enemies.
He finally conquered his drug habit.
Scientists believe the disease can be conquered.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
annihilate, blow away, blow out, bomb, break, bury, clobber, cream, crush, drub, finish, flatten, overwhelm, rout, shellac, skin, slaughter, smoke [slang], snow under, thrash, trounce, upset, wallop, wax [slang], whip;
get the better of, knock for a loop;
: to take control of (a country, city, etc.) through the use of force
: to defeat (someone or something) through the use of force
: to gain control of (a problem or difficulty) through great effort
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