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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.
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