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conquerverb [T]

uk   /ˈkɒŋ.kər/  us   /ˈkɑːŋ.kɚ/
C1 to take ​control or ​possession of ​foreignland, 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 ​successfullyfight against a ​problem or an ​unreasonablefear: He has ​finally conquered his fear of ​spiders. It may be many ​years before this ​dreadfuldisease is conquered.
(Definition of conquer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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conquerverb [T]

 us   /ˈkɑŋ·kər/
to ​defeat an ​enemy, or to take ​control or ​possession of a ​foreignland: I ​felt like I had conquered the ​world. If you conquer a ​disease or ​condition, you ​succeed in ​dealing with or ​fighting against it: Students have to conquer ​theirinitialshyness.
conqueror
noun [C]  us   /ˈkɑŋ·kər·ər/
the conqueror Genghis Khan
conquest
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈkɑn·kwest, ˈkɑŋ-/
[C] Several ​generationsturnedtheirattention towards the conquest of the Mediterranean ​region.
(Definition of conquer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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