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CONQUER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conquer mean? 

CONQUER (verb)
  The verb CONQUER has 3 senses:

1. to put down by force or authority
2. take possession of by force, as after an invasion
3. overcome by conquest

  Familiarity information: CONQUER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONQUER (verb)


Sense 1conquer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To put down by force or authority

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

conquer; suppress; stamp down; inhibit; subdue; curb

Context examples:

suppress a nascent uprising / stamp down on littering / conquer one's desires

Hypernyms (to "conquer" is one way to...):

check; contain; control; curb; hold; hold in; moderate (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "conquer"):

blink; blink away; wink (force to go away by blinking)

dampen; stifle (smother or suppress)

choke back; choke down; choke off (suppress)

hush; hush up; quieten; shut up; silence; still (cause to be quiet or not talk)

burke (get rid of, silence, or suppress)

silence (keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure)

quell; quench; squelch (suppress or crush completely)

muffle; repress; smother; stifle; strangle (conceal or hide)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2conquer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take possession of by force, as after an invasion

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

appropriate; conquer; seize; capture

Context examples:

the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants / The army seized the town / The militia captured the castle

Hypernyms (to "conquer" is one way to...):

arrogate; assume; seize; take over; usurp (seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "conquer"):

carry (capture after a fight)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Sense 3conquer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Overcome by conquest

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context examples:

conquer your fears / conquer a country

Hypernyms (to "conquer" is one way to...):

defeat; get the better of; overcome (win a victory over)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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