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con·quer

conquer

 
 
pronunciation:
kang kr
part of speech: verb
inflections: conquers, conquering, conquered
definition 1: to get or overcome by force.
Alexander the Great conquered Persia.
synonyms:
overpower, overwhelm, subdue
similar words:
capture, defeat, lick, occupy, overcome, overthrow, rout, seize, take
definition 2: to gain control of through great effort.
It was a difficult climb, but we conquered the mountain.
synonyms:
defeat, master, overcome
similar words:
lick, overthrow
definition 3: to master or overcome by strength of mind or character.
He conquered his fear of spiders.
synonyms:
defeat, master, overcome, subdue
similar words:
lick, overthrow
derivations: conquerable (adj.), conqueringly (adv.), conquerableness (n.)