conqueror


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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.

con•quer•or

(ˈkɒŋ kər ər)

n.
a person who conquers or vanquishes; victor.
[1250–1300]
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

conqueror

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

conqueror

[ˈkɒŋkərəʳ] Nconquistador(a) m/f

conqueror

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

conqueror

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

conqueror

[ˈkɒŋkrəʳ] nconquistatore m
References in classic literature ?
Do you think it likely the conqueror will place on me two sets of panniers?
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.
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.