What does conquer mean?

Definitions for conquer
ˈkɒŋ kərcon·quer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word conquer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curbverb

    to put down by force or authority

    "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"

  2. appropriate, capture, seize, conquerverb

    take possession of by force, as after an invasion

    "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"

  3. conquerverb

    overcome by conquest

    "conquer your fears"; "conquer a country"

Wiktionary

  1. conquerverb

    to defeat in combat; to subjugate

    In 1453, the Ottoman Empire conquered Istanbul.

  2. conquerverb

    to overcome an abstract obstacle

    Today I conquered my fear of flying by finally boarding a plane.

  3. conquerverb

    to gain, win, or obtain by effort

  4. conquerverb

    to acquire by force of arms, win in war

  5. Etymology: From conquerre, from conquaerere, from con- + quaero.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CONQUERverb

    Etymology: conquerir, Fr. conquirere, Latin.

    They had conquered them, and brought them under tribute. 1 Mac. viii. 2.

    ’Twas fit,
    Who conquer’d nature, should preside o’er wit. Alexander Pope.

    We conquer’d France, but felt our captive’s charms. Alexander Pope.

    Both tugging to be victors, breast to breast;
    Yet neither conqueror, nor conquer’d. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    Anna conquers but to save,
    And governs but to bless. Smith.

  2. To Conquerverb

    To get the victory; to overcome.

    Put him to choler straight: he hath been used
    Ever to conquer, and to have his word
    Off contradiction. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Equal success had set these champions high,
    And both resolv’d to conquer, or to die. Edmund Waller.

    The logick of a conquering sword has no great propriety. Decay of Piety.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conquerverb

    to gain or acquire by force; to take possession of by violent means; to gain dominion over; to subdue by physical means; to reduce; to overcome by force of arms; to cause to yield; to vanquish

  2. Conquerverb

    to subdue or overcome by mental or moral power; to surmount; as, to conquer difficulties, temptation, etc

  3. Conquerverb

    to gain or obtain, overcoming obstacles in the way; to win; as, to conquer freedom; to conquer a peace

  4. Conquerverb

    to gain the victory; to overcome; to prevail

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conquer

    kong′kėr, v.t. to gain by force or with an effort: to overcome or vanquish.—v.i. to be victor.—adj. Con′querable, that may be conquered.—n. Con′querableness.—adj. Con′quering, victorious.—adv. Con′queringly.—ns. Con′queror, one who conquers: a victor:—fem. Con′queress; Con′quest, the act of conquering: that which is conquered or acquired by physical or moral force: the act of gaining the affections of another.—Make a conquest, to conquer.—The Conqueror, William I. of England (L. Conques′tor); The Conquest, the acquisition of the throne of England by William, Duke of Normandy, in 1066. [O. Fr. conquerre—L. conquirĕre,—con, inten., quærĕre, to seek.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. conquer

    To gain or acquire by force; to take possession of by violent means; to gain dominion over; to subdue; to reduce, etc. To gain the victory; to overcome.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conquer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conquer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of conquer in a Sentence

  1. Woody Allen:

    I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.

  2. Dr. Rob Gilbert:

    First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    I would just say to people in the United States that this is something that America historically does and has to do, and that is to step up for peace and freedom and democracy, and if we let Russian President Vladimir Putin get away with it, and just annex, conquer sizable parts of a free, independent, sovereign country, which is what Russian President Vladimir Putin is poised to do... then the consequences for the world are absolutely catastrophic.

  4. Cristian Andrei Nica:

    Let the past inspire you, to always challenge the future. Then your mind will conquer the present moment.

  5. Michelangelo, Poem Fragment:

    You conquer every hardness with your eyes, as you do likewise every light; so if it can happen that one can die of joy, now would be the time.

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