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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)

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.

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."