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con·quer

 (kŏng′kər)
v. con·quered, con·quer·ing, con·quers
v.tr.
1.
a. To gain control of or subdue by military force: conquered the neighboring lands.
b. To defeat in war: The Greeks conquered the Persians. See Synonyms at defeat.
2.
a. To eliminate or minimize (a difficulty, for example): vaccines that conquered smallpox; programs to conquer poverty.
b. To overcome or surmount mentally or emotionally: You must conquer your fear of heights.
3. To reach the summit of (a mountain) by climbing.
4.
a. To gain the affection or admiration of: back when jazz conquered Paris.
b. To seduce.
v.intr.
To be victorious; win.

[Middle English conqueren, from Old French conquerre, from Vulgar Latin *conquaerere, from Latin conquīrere, to procure : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + quaerere, to seek.]

con′quer·a·ble adj.
con′quer·or, con′quer·er n.

conquer

(ˈkɒŋkə)
vb
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]
ˈconquerable adj
ˈconquerableness n
ˈconquering adj
ˈconqueror n

con•quer

(ˈkɒŋ kər)

v.t.
1. to acquire by force of arms; win in war: to conquer a foreign land.
2. to overcome by force; subdue; vanquish: to conquer an enemy.
3. to gain or win by effort, personal appeal, etc.: conquered the hearts of the audience.
4. to gain a victory over; surmount; master; overcome: to conquer one's fear.
v.i.
5. to be victorious; make conquests.
[1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French conquerir, Old French conquerre < Vulgar Latin *conquaerere to acquire, for Latin conquīrere to seek out = con- con- + -quīrere, comb. form of quaerere to seek]
syn: See defeat.

conquer


Past participle: conquered
Gerund: conquering

Imperative
conquer
conquer
Present
I conquer
you conquer
he/she/it conquers
we conquer
you conquer
they conquer
Preterite
I conquered
you conquered
he/she/it conquered
we conquered
you conquered
they conquered
Present Continuous
I am conquering
you are conquering
he/she/it is conquering
we are conquering
you are conquering
they are conquering
Present Perfect
I have conquered
you have conquered
he/she/it has conquered
we have conquered
you have conquered
they have conquered
Past Continuous
I was conquering
you were conquering
he/she/it was conquering
we were conquering
you were conquering
they were conquering
Past Perfect
I had conquered
you had conquered
he/she/it had conquered
we had conquered
you had conquered
they had conquered
Future
I will conquer
you will conquer
he/she/it will conquer
we will conquer
you will conquer
they will conquer
Future Perfect
I will have conquered
you will have conquered
he/she/it will have conquered
we will have conquered
you will have conquered
they will have conquered
Future Continuous
I will be conquering
you will be conquering
he/she/it will be conquering
we will be conquering
you will be conquering
they will be conquering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conquering
you have been conquering
he/she/it has been conquering
we have been conquering
you have been conquering
they have been conquering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conquering
you will have been conquering
he/she/it will have been conquering
we will have been conquering
you will have been conquering
they will have been conquering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conquering
you had been conquering
he/she/it had been conquering
we had been conquering
you had been conquering
they had been conquering
Conditional
I would conquer
you would conquer
he/she/it would conquer
we would conquer
you would conquer
they would conquer
Past Conditional
I would have conquered
you would have conquered
he/she/it would have conquered
we would have conquered
you would have conquered
they would have conquered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.conquer - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
blink away, blink, wink - force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears"
dampen, stifle - smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
choke back, choke down, choke off - suppress; "He choked down his rage"
silence, still, hush, hush up, quieten, shut up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
burke - get rid of, silence, or suppress; "burke an issue"
silence - keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"
quell, squelch, quench - suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
muffle, stifle, strangle, repress, smother - conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
2.conquer - take possession of by force, as after an invasionconquer - 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"
take over, usurp, arrogate, seize, assume - seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
carry - capture after a fight; "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
3.conquer - overcome by conquest; "conquer your fears"; "conquer a country"
defeat, get the better of, overcome - win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

conquer

verb
1. seize, obtain, acquire, occupy, overrun, annex, win Early in the eleventh century the whole of England was again conquered by the Vikings.
2. defeat, overcome, overthrow, beat, stuff (slang), master, tank (slang), triumph, crush, humble, lick (informal), undo, subdue, rout, overpower, quell, get the better of, clobber (slang), vanquish, subjugate, prevail over, checkmate, run rings around (informal), wipe the floor with (informal), make mincemeat of (informal), put in their place, blow out of the water (slang), bring to their knees a Navajo myth about a great warrior who conquers the spiritual enemies of his people
defeat lose to, give up to, submit to, surrender to
3. overcome, beat, defeat, master, rise above, overpower, get the better of, surmount, best I had learned to conquer my fear of spiders.
Quotations
"I came, I saw, I conquered (veni, vidi, vici)" [Julius Caesar]
"To conquer with arms is to make only a temporary conquest; to conquer the world by earning its esteem is to make a permanent conquest" [Woodrow Wilson Address to Congress]

conquer

verb
To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition:
Informal: trim, whip.
Slang: ace, lick.
Idioms: carry the day, get the best of, get the better of, go someone one better.
Translations
dobýtporazitpřemoct
erobrebesejre
venki
valloittaavoittaavallata
osvojiti
meghódít
sigra; leggja undir sig
征服する
정복하다
vinco
užkariautiužkariautojasužkariavimas
iekarotpārvarētuzvarēt
cuceriînvinge
osvojiti
erövra
ชนะ
chinh phục

conquer

[ˈkɒŋkəʳ]
A. VT [+ territory, nation etc] → conquistar; [+ fear, enemy] → vencer
B. VItriunfar

conquer

[ˈkɒŋkər] vt
[+ country] → conquérir
[+ feelings] → vaincre, surmonter

conquer

vt
(lit) countryerobern; enemy, nationbesiegen
(fig) difficulties, feelings, diseasebezwingen, besiegen; sb’s hearterobern; mountainbezwingen

conquer

[ˈkɒŋkəʳ] vt (territory, nation, castle) → conquistare; (enemy) → vincere, battere, sconfiggere; (habit, feelings) → vincere, superare

conquer

(ˈkoŋkə) verb
to overcome or defeat. The Normans conquered England in the eleventh century; You must conquer your fear of the dark.
ˈconqueror noun
conquest (ˈkoŋkwest) noun
(an) act of conquering. The Norman Conquest; He's impressed with you – you've made a conquest.

conquer

يَفْتَحُ porazit erobre erobern κατακτώ conquistar valloittaa conquérir osvojiti conquistare 征服する 정복하다 veroveren erobre zdobyć conquistar завоевывать erövra ชนะ fethetmek chinh phục 征服
References in classic literature ?
I know they will remember all I said to them, that they will be loving children to you, will do their duty faithfully, fight their bosom enemies bravely, and conquer themselves so beautifully that when I come back to them I may be fonder and prouder than ever of my little women.
A wonderful idea it now seemed to Jurgis, this of the men--that by combining they might be able to make a stand and conquer the packers
If any of our refined and Christian readers object to the society into which this scene introduces them, let us beg them to begin and conquer their prejudices in time.
Sir Launcelot will give battle to dragons, and will abide by them, and will assail them again, and yet again, and still again, until he do conquer and destroy them; and so likewise will Sir Pellinore and Sir Aglovale and Sir Carados, and mayhap others, but there be none else that will venture it, let the idle say what the idle will.
No, that is probably not true; one thinks he would not look if he knew what was coming, but the interest and the excitement are so powerful that they would doubtless conquer all other feelings; and so, under the fierce exhilaration of the clashing steel, he would yield and look after all.
Of course, as you have always told me, a man's business is to conquer his difficulties, and not to talk about them.
I say to myself, "I'll conquer that fellow"; and if it were to cost him all the blood he had, I should do it.
But should one conquer Jikiza, then he will be chief, and can give me in marriage to whom he will.
That King, flushed with his victories, and imagining to fight was undoubtedly to conquer, sought all occasions of giving the Abyssins battle.
This effort to conquer Time and Space is above all else the instinct of material progress.
Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.
So it does," said Don Quixote, "and he is a sage magician, a great enemy of mine, who has a spite against me because he knows by his arts and lore that in process of time I am to engage in single combat with a knight whom he befriends and that I am to conquer, and he will be unable to prevent it; and for this reason he endeavours to do me all the ill turns that he can; but I promise him it will be hard for him to oppose or avoid what is decreed by Heaven.