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1    to overcome (an enemy, army, etc.); defeat  
2    to overcome (an obstacle, feeling, desire, etc.); surmount  
3    tr   to gain possession or control of by or as if by force or war; win  
4    tr   to gain the love, sympathy, etc., of (someone) by seduction or force of personality  
     (C13: from Old French conquerre, from Vulgar Latin conquerere (unattested) to obtain, from Latin conquirere to search for, collect, from quaerere to seek)  
  conquerable      adj  
  conquerableness      n  
  conquering      adj  
  conqueror      n  
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1    beat, blow out of the water     (slang)   bring to their knees, checkmate, clobber     (slang)   crush, defeat, discomfit, get the better of, humble, lick     (informal)   make mincemeat of     (informal)   master, overcome, overpower, overthrow, prevail, put in their place, quell, rout, run rings around     (informal)   stuff     (slang)   subdue, subjugate, succeed, surmount, tank     (slang)   triumph, undo, vanquish, wipe the floor with     (informal)  
2    acquire, annex, obtain, occupy, overrun, seize, win  
1    be defeated, capitulate, give in, give up, lose, quit, submit, surrender, throw in the towel, yield  

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