One entry found for conquer.
Main Entry: con·quer
Inflected Form(s): con·quered; con·quer·ing /-k(-)ri/ 1: to get or gain by force of arms <conquer a country> 2: to defeat by force of arms <conquered all their enemies> 3: OVERCOME 1, subdue <conquer a habit> 4: to be victorious - con·quer·or /-kr-r/ noun synonymsCONQUER, VANQUISH, OVERCOME, OVERTHROW mean to defeat by force or planning. CONQUER suggests gaining control over another after a lengthy struggle and then more or less permanently <ancient Rome conquered most of southern Europe>. VANQUISH stresses a complete overpowering <the vanquished people lost many basic rights>. OVERCOME suggests defeating with difficulty or after a hard struggle <try to overcome your fear of flying>. OVERTHROW stresses the bringing down and eventual destruction of those already in power <used violence to overthrow the dictator>.