One entry found for conquer.
Main Entry: con·quer
Pronunciation: primarystresseng-kschwar
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): con·quered; con·quer·ing /-k(schwa-)rieng/
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 /-kschwar-schwar/ noun
synonyms CONQUER, 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>.


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