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Definition 1: bring under control by force or authority - [verb of change]

Samples where conquer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for conquer in the sense of this definition

(conquer is a kind of ...) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

"moderate your alcohol intake" "hold your tongue" "hold your temper" "control your anger"

(... is a kind of conquer ) suppress

"He choked down his rage"

(... is a kind of conquer ) cause to be quiet or not talk

"Please silence the children in the church!"

(... is a kind of conquer ) get rid of, silence, or suppress

"burke an issue"

(... is a kind of conquer ) keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure

"All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"

(... is a kind of conquer ) suppress or crush completely

"squelch any sign of dissent" "quench a rebellion"

(... is a kind of conquer ) electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device

Definition 2: overcome by conquest - [verb of competition]

Samples where conquer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • conquer your fears
  • conquer a country

(conquer is a kind of ...) win a victory over

"You must overcome all difficulties" "defeat your enemies" "He overcame his shyness" "He overcame his infirmity" "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

Definition 3: take possession of by force, as after an invasion - [verb of possession]

Samples where conquer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for conquer in the sense of this definition

(conquer is a kind of ...) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

"He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town" "he usurped my rights" "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"

(... is a kind of conquer ) capture after a fight

"The troops carried the town after a brief fight"

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