follow Dictionary.com

Is Tuesday named for a one-handed god?

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
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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for unconquerable
  • He knows what it means to conquer the unconquerable.
  • While that may not sound financially unconquerable, consider what it now takes to obtain season tickets.
  • Risk is an elusive, and ultimately unconquerable, opponent.
  • Their will was resolute and remorseless and, as it proved, unconquerable.
  • His ignorance and unconquerable suspicion of strangers dig the pit into which he falls.
  • For great was their strength and unconquerable were the arms which grew from their shoulders on their strong limbs.
  • They have appeared at some time or other and must now be retained on account of an unconquerable anxiety.
  • Great was their strength and unconquerable the arms which grew from their shoulders on their strong limbs.
  • The victory is due to the unconquerable fighting spirit of your little band of irreconcilables.
  • Legalization advocates claim that the fight against drugs has not been won and is, in fact, unconquerable.
British Dictionary definitions for unconquerable

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for unconquerable
adj.

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + conquer + -able.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with unconquerable

conquer

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for conquer

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for unconquerable

26
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with unconquerable