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subdued; overcame by force; gained victory over; mastered: I came, I saw, I conquered.
Not to be confused with:
concord – goodwill, friendship; a treaty; compact; covenant; agreement: in concord with a decision
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
"But the Guardian of the Gate is considered a faithful Guardian, and the King's Army will not let the City be conquered without a struggle."
Therefore, he who considers both of these states will recognize great difficulties in seizing the state of the Turk, but, once it is conquered, great ease in holding it.
"Ye were conquerors; ye are conquered! These others are perishing -- you also.
But the Normans conquered part of Brittany, and a close relationship grew up between the two peoples.
He begins with the coming of Brutus, the ancient hero who conquered Albion and changed its name to Britain, and he continues to about two hundred years after the death of Arthur.
Yet, for this reason, because of the death of Macropha, my mother, and Nada, the sister who was dear to me, I will make war upon these Halakazi and conquer them, or be conquered by them.
The death-spell was broken: Love had conquered Law!
The height is planned to be conquered on August 6 or 7," the General Staff said.
In her emotional farewell speech, Gray expressed gratitude to the Filipino people and shared how she 'conquered' three mountains in her journey toward the coveted Miss Universe crown.
The conquered countries paid the price for the materially improved lives of their conquerors.
The mountain was first conquered in winter on February 26, 2016 by Italy's Simone Moro, Pakistan's Ali Sadpara and Spain's Alex Txikon.