2 capture, seize, win, gain, acquire, obtain; occupy, annex, overrun:
They conquered the territory by force of arms.
3 overcome, triumph or prevail over, beat, surmount, master, win out (over):
He has finally conquered the habit of biting his fingernails.
Advanced English Dictionary
+verb[VN] 1 to take control of a country or city and its people by force: The Normans conquered England in 1066. + In 330 BC Persia was conquered by Alexander the Great. + conquered peoples / races / territories 2 to defeat sb, especially in a competition, race, etc: The world champion conquered yet another challenger last night. + The team members were greeted like conquering heroes. 3 to succeed in dealing with or controlling sth: The only way to conquer a fear is to face it. + Mount Everest was conquered (= successfully climbed) in 1953. 4 to become very popular or successful in a place: The band is now setting out to conquer the world.
Random quote: Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.: Benjamin Disraeli