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conquer

[kong-ker] /ˈkɒŋ kər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to acquire by force of arms; win in war:
to conquer a foreign land.
2.
to overcome by force; subdue:
to conquer an enemy.
3.
to gain, win, or obtain by effort, personal appeal, etc.:
conquer the hearts of his audience.
4.
to gain a victory over; surmount; master; overcome:
to conquer disease and poverty; to conquer one's fear.
verb (used without object)
5.
to be victorious; make conquests; gain the victory:
Despite their differences, their love will conquer.
Origin of conquer
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English conqueren < Anglo-French conquerir, Old French conquerre < Vulgar Latin *conquērere to acquire (for Latin conquīrere to seek out). See con-, query
Related forms
conquerable, adjective
conquerableness, noun
conqueringly, adverb
half-conquered, adjective
preconquer, verb (used with object)
reconquer, verb (used with object)
unconquerable, adjective
unconquerably, adverb
unconquered, adjective
Synonyms
2. vanquish, overpower, overthrow, subjugate. See defeat.
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Historical Examples
  • Frenchman against Frenchman, their valor was equal: the one side fighting to save, the other to reconquer, their country.

  • The reply was, “If all the Europeans save one are slain, that one will remain to fight and reconquer.”

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • I know that the Bourbons have long been trying to find means and ways to reconquer the sceptre of St. Louis.

  • And that Sweyn will aid him to reconquer England for the Dane.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Remember that I mean to reconquer my imperial crown without shedding one drop of French blood.'

    The Bronze Eagle Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • It had always been a duty to reconquer the abandoned territory.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • We need to reconquer and assert for ourselves something of that liberty which Shakespeare and Milton enjoyed.

  • You feel sure that the Romans will try to reconquer Britain?

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • It enabled the Romans by rapid movements of their fleets, to reconquer Africa and Italy.

    The Roman and the Teuton Charles Kingsley
  • Then according to you, I shall lose the throne and reconquer it?

    The Prussian Terror Alexandre Dumas
British Dictionary definitions for reconquer

conquer

/ˈkɒŋkə/
verb
1.
to overcome (an enemy, army, etc); defeat
2.
to overcome (an obstacle, feeling, desire, etc); surmount
3.
(transitive) to gain possession or control of by or as if by force or war; win
4.
(transitive) to gain the love, sympathy, etc, of (someone) by seduction or force of personality
Derived Forms
conquerable, adjective
conquerableness, noun
conquering, adjective
conqueror, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French conquerre, from Vulgar Latin conquērere (unattested) to obtain, from Latin conquīrere to search for, collect, from quaerere to seek
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Word Origin and History for reconquer
v.

1580s, from Middle French reconquerre (12c.), from re- "again, back" (see re-) + conquerre (see conquer). Related: Reconquered; reconquering.

conquer

v.

c.1200, cunquearen, from Old French conquerre "conquer, defeat, vanquish," from Vulgar Latin *conquaerere (for Latin conquirere) "to search for, procure by effort, win," from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + quaerere "to seek, gain" (see query (v.)). Related: Conquered; conquering.

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Idioms and Phrases with reconquer

conquer

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