Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “conquer”

conquer

verb [T] uk   /ˈkɒŋ.kər/ us    /ˈkɑːŋ.kɚ/
C1 to take control or possession of foreign land, or a group of people, by force: The Spanish conquered the New World in the 16th century. The English were conquered by the Normans in 1066. to deal with or successfully fight against a problem or an unreasonable fear: He has finally conquered his fear of spiders. It may be many years before this dreadful disease is conquered.
(Definition of conquer from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of conquer?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “conquer” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More