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Another word for conquer


Another word for conquer

  1. To gain control over

  2. To defeat

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Synonym Study

  • To rout is to defeat so overwhelmingly that the enemy is put to disorderly flight
  • Overthrow implies a victory in which a prevailing power is dislodged by force
  • To subjugate is to bring under complete subjection
  • To subdue is to defeat so as to break the spirit of resistance
  • Overcome implies the overpowering of an antagonist or the surmounting of difficulties
  • To defeat is to win a victory over or get the better of, often only for the time being the defeated troops rallied and counterattacked
  • Vanquish implies a thorough overpowering or frustrating, often in a single conflict or battle a vanquished army
  • Conquer implies gaining mastery over someone or something by physical, mental, or moral force to conquer bad habits