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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.Attacking and invadingWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport 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.Solving and solutions
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