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English verb: conquer

1. conquer (change) to put down by force or authority


SamplesSuppress a nascent uprising.
Stamp down on littering.
Conquer one's desires.


Synonymscurb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate


Narrower (hyponym)blink, blink away, burke, choke back, choke down, choke off, dampen, hush, hush up, muffle, quell, quench, quieten, repress, shut up, silence, silence, smother, squelch, stifle, stifle, still, strangle, wink

2. conquer (possession) take possession of by force, as after an invasion


SamplesThe invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants.
The army seized the town.
The militia captured the castle.


Synonymsappropriate, capture, seize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)arrogate, assume, seize, take over, usurp


Narrower (hyponym)carry

3. conquer (competition) overcome by conquest


SamplesConquer your fears.
Conquer a country.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)defeat, get the better of, overcome









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