Variant of conquer
- to get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
- to overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat
Origin: Middle English conqueren ; from Old French conquerre ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form conquaerere (for Classical Latin conquirere), to search for, procure ; from Classical Latin com-, intensive plush quaerere, to seek, acquire
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