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verb     conquer pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participleconquering
past tenseconquered
past participleconquered
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to take control of land or people using soldiers

    The tribes were easily conquered by the Persian armies.

  2. 4
    [transitive] mainly literary to earn the love, admiration, or respect of someone

    His gentle nature had conquered their hearts.

  3. 5
    [intransitive] literary to win a victory
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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