a person who conquers or vanquishes; victor.

1250–1300; Middle English conquerour < Anglo-French; Old French conquereor, equivalent to conquer- conquer + -eor < Latin -ōr- -or1 or -ātōr- -ator

vanquisher, winner. Unabridged
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conquer (ˈkɒŋkə)
1.  to overcome (an enemy, army, etc); defeat
2.  to overcome (an obstacle, feeling, desire, etc); surmount
3.  (tr) to gain possession or control of by or as if by force or war; win
4.  (tr) to gain the love, sympathy, etc, of (someone) by seduction or force of personality
[C13: from Old French conquerre, from Vulgar Latin conquērere (unattested) to obtain, from Latin conquīrere to search for, collect, from quaerere to seek]

Conqueror (ˈkɒŋkərə)
William the. See William I

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. conquerour (O.Fr. conquereor), from O.Fr. conquerre (see conquer). Another early form was conquestor. William the Conqueror so called from early 12c. in Anglo-L.: Guillelmus Magus id est conquæstor rex Anglorum.
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Example sentences
One continent conqueror looks after the interest of another.
He begins with advice with what to do when one is at the mercy of a conqueror.
It was customary for visitors to kneel in respect to the great conqueror.
From this time the conqueror treated him with honour.
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