What does conquer mean?

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ˈkɒŋ kərcon·quer

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Wiktionary

  1. conquerverb

    to defeat in combat; to subjugate

    In 1453, the Ottoman Empire conquered Istanbul.

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

  2. conquerverb

    to overcome an abstract obstacle

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

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

  3. conquerverb

    to gain, win, or obtain by effort

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

  4. conquerverb

    to acquire by force of arms, win in war

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

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"

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. Ferdinand Magellan:

    It is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors...to meet the shadowy future with out fear and conquer the unknown.

  2. H.W. Mann:

    Ego is the Beast that seeks to conquer and destroy

  3. Henri-Frederic Amiel:

    To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

    Energy and persistence conquer all things.

  5. Heinrich Heine:

    The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin.

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