Synonyms of conquer in English:


See definition of conquer


1‘the Franks conquered the Visigoths in the South of France’


defeat, beat, vanquish, trounce, annihilate, triumph over, be victorious over, best, get the better of, worst, bring someone to their knees, overcome, overwhelm, overpower, overthrow, subdue, subjugate, put down, quell, quash, crush, repress, rout

informal lick, hammer, clobber, thrash, paste, pound, pulverize, demolish, destroy, drub, give someone a drubbing, cane, wipe the floor with, walk all over, give someone a hiding, take to the cleaners, blow someone out of the water, make mincemeat of, murder, massacre, slaughter, flatten, turn inside out, tank

British informal stuff

North American informal blow out, cream, shellac, skunk, slam

US informal own


lose to

2‘Peru had been conquered by Spain’


seize, take possession of, take control of, take over, appropriate, subjugate, capture, occupy, invade, annex, overrun, win


liberate, lose

3‘the first men to conquer Mount Everest’


climb, ascend, mount, scale, top, crest

4‘the only way to conquer fear is to face it’


overcome, get the better of, control, get control of, master, gain mastery over, get a grip on, deal with, cope with, surmount, rise above, get over

curb, subdue, repress, quell, quash, defeat, vanquish, beat, triumph over, prevail over

informal lick


yield to