Synonyms and Antonyms of conquer

  1. 1 to bring under one's control by force of arms before his final defeat, Napoléon had managed to conquer much of Europe Synonyms dominate, overpower, pacify, subdue, subject, subjugate, subordinate, vanquish Related Words annihilate, beat, clobber, crush, defeat, drub, lick, mow (down), overcome, prevail (over), reduce, rout, skunk, smash, thrash, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip; enslave; break, clamp down (on), crack down (on), put down, quash, quell, repress, silence, smother, snuff (out), squash, squelch, suppress Near Antonyms discharge, emancipate, enfranchise, free, liberate, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter

  2. 2 to achieve a victory over love conquers all, or so romance novels would have us believe Synonyms best, beat, defeat, dispatch, do down [British], get, get around, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), skunk, stop, subdue, surmount, take, trim, triumph (over), upend, win (against), worstRelated Words sweep; edge (out), nose out, pip [British]; 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; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, subjugate, unseat, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcendNear Antonyms fall, give up, go down, go under; collapse, fail, flop, flunk, fold, wash outAntonyms lose (to)

  3. 3 to achieve victory (as in a contest) a coach who demands that his team conquer, whatever the cost Synonyms win, prevail, triumphRelated Words overcome, sweep; squeak, squeeze; contend, vie; succeed; breeze, rompNear Antonyms collapse, fail, flop, fold, wash out; flounder, struggle; decline, slip, slump, waneAntonyms lose

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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