Conquer meaning

kŏng'kər
To make conquests; win.
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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 get possession or control of by or as by winning a war.
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To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat.
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In 1453, the Ottoman Empire conquered Istanbul.

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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 gain, win, or obtain by effort.

To conquer freedom; to conquer a peace.

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To acquire by force of arms, win in war.
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To reach the summit of (a mountain) by climbing.
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To be victorious; win.
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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