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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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Educated in the best of classical Greek tradition and the conquerer of the East, Alexander acted within diverse cultures which were, nevertheless, never totally apart, influencing each other throughout most of the classical age; hence a handful of papers in this volume looks at the intersection of cultures and at the personal of Alexander in this variegated world.
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