Definition of "conquer" []

  • To defeat or subdue by force, especially by force of arms. (verb-transitive)
  • To gain or secure control of by or as if by force of arms: scientists battling to conquer disease; a singer who conquered the operatic world. (verb-transitive)
  • To overcome or surmount by physical, mental, or moral force: I finally conquered my fear of heights. See Synonyms at defeat. (verb-transitive)
  • To be victorious; win. (verb-intransitive)
  • To overcome (an enemy, army, etc); defeat (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To overcome (an obstacle, feeling, desire, etc); surmount (verb)
  • To gain possession or control of by or as if by force or war; win (verb)
  • To gain the love, sympathy, etc, of (someone) by seduction or force of personality (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "conquer" in a sentence
  • "I ask him—I appeal to his better judgment now—what does he imagine we intend to do, if fortunately we conquer Tennessee or South Carolina—call it “conquer, ” if you will, sir—what do we propose to do?"
  • "Also, giving humanity a new frontier to conquer is better than being left with no other option than to conquer each other."
  • "Divide and conquer is all these enemies of the future ever do."