Conquer definition

kŏngkər
To make conquests; win.
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To gain the affection or admiration of.

Back when jazz conquered Paris.

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To gain, win, or obtain by effort.

To conquer freedom; to conquer a peace.

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To be victorious; win.
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To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat.
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To seduce.
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Today I conquered my fear of flying by finally boarding a plane.

To conquer difficulties or temptations.

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To conquer is to defeat or take control over by physical, mental or moral force.

An example of conquer is when an army defeats another country in a war.

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To reach the summit of (a mountain) by climbing.
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In 1453, the Ottoman Empire conquered Istanbul.

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To eliminate or minimize (a difficulty, for example).

Vaccines that conquered smallpox; programs to conquer poverty.

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To defeat in war.

The Greeks conquered the Persians.

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To overcome or surmount mentally or emotionally.

You must conquer your fear of heights.

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To acquire by force of arms, win in war.
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To gain control of or subdue by military force.

Conquered the neighboring lands.

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To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war.
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Origin of conquer

  • Middle English conqueren from Old French conquerre from Vulgar Latin conquaerere from Latin conquīrere to procure com- intensive pref. com– quaerere to seek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French conquerre, from Late Latin conquaerere (“to knock, strike; to search for, procure”), from con- + quaerere (“to seek, acquire”).

    From Wiktionary