Back when jazz conquered Paris.
An example of conquer is when an army defeats another country in a war.
Vaccines that conquered smallpox; programs to conquer poverty.
The Greeks conquered the Persians.
You must conquer your fear of heights.
Conquered the neighboring lands.
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”).