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v. con·quered, con·quer·ing, con·quers
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.
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.
a. To gain the affection or admiration of: back when jazz conquered Paris.
b. To seduce.
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.


(Biography) William the. See William I


(ˈkɒŋ kər ər)

a person who conquers or vanquishes; victor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conqueror - someone who is victorious by force of armsconqueror - someone who is victorious by force of arms
subjugator - a conqueror who defeats and enslaves
victor, master, superior - a combatant who is able to defeat rivals


noun winner, champion, master, victor, conquistador, lord Spain had a tradition of learning long before the arrival of their Muslim conquerors.


also conquerer
One that conquers:
فاتِح، غازٍ، مُنْتَصِر


[ˈkɒŋkərəʳ] Nconquistador(a) m/f


[ˈkɒŋkərər] nconquérant(e) m/f, vainqueur m


n (of country, heart)Eroberer m, → Eroberin f; (of enemy, difficulties, feelings, disease)Sieger(in) m(f) (→ of über +acc), → Besieger(in) m(f); (of difficulties, feelings, mountains)Bezwinger(in) m(f); William the ConquerorWilhelm der Eroberer


[ˈkɒŋkrəʳ] nconquistatore m


(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.
References in classic literature ?
Hence, he who attacks the Turk must bear in mind that he will find him united, and he will have to rely more on his own strength than on the revolt of others; but, if once the Turk has been conquered, and routed in the field in such a way that he cannot replace his armies, there is nothing to fear but the family of this prince, and, this being exterminated, there remains no one to fear, the others having no credit with the people; and as the conqueror did not rely on them before his victory, so he ought not to fear them after it.
When these things are remembered no one will marvel at the ease with which Alexander held the Empire of Asia, or at the difficulties which others have had to keep an acquisition, such as Pyrrhus and many more; this is not occasioned by the little or abundance of ability in the conqueror, but by the want of uniformity in the subject state.
Do you think it likely the conqueror will place on me two sets of panniers?
And, over each quivering form, The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, And the angels,all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, "Man," And its hero the Conqueror Worm.
He never opened his mouth to his timid conqueror concerning the past; but he admitted him very near to his person in his labors, took him with him to several reconnoiterings, in such a way as to obtain that which he evidently warmly desired, -- a rehabilitation in the mind of D'Artagnan.
Near him stood the conqueror Jones, almost covered with blood, part of which was naturally his own, and part had been lately the property of the Reverend Mr Thwackum.
Nay, nay,'' said De Bracy, ``let the fair sovereign's throne remain unoccupied, until the conqueror shall be named, and then let him choose the lady by whom it shall be filled.
There were Emperors beloved of literary men, Emperors beloved of the people, builders of long waterways and glittering palaces, and one great conqueror, the Emperor Wu Ti, of almost legendary fame.
One is the son of Jove, of Mars the other; Till conqueror Death discover them scarce men, Rowling in brutish vices, and deformed, Violent or shameful death their due reward.
At that date, the Mohammedan conqueror, Mahmoud of Ghizni, crossed India; seized on the holy city of Somnauth; and stripped of its treasures the famous temple, which had stood for centuries--the shrine of Hindoo pilgrimage, and the wonder of the Eastern world.
Le Renard Subtil is too much of a warrior," said the reluctant Heyward, "to refuse telling an unarmed man what his conquerors say.
and go to fight, in order to get food and rest as conquerors in Moscow.