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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 ?
By what he taught and suffered for so doing, For truth's sake suffering death unjust, lives now Equal in fame to proudest conquerors.
Le Renard Subtil is too much of a warrior," said the reluctant Heyward, "to refuse telling an unarmed man what his conquerors say.
Some ran furiously to the water's edge, beating the air with frantic gestures, while others spat upon the element, to resent the supposed treason it had committed against their acknowledged rights as conquerors.
and go to fight, in order to get food and rest as conquerors in Moscow.
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.
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.
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.