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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 ?
The expression of his face was that of a conqueror.
Sandy and I discussed his story, as we rode along, and she said that La Cote's bad luck had begun with the very beginning of that trip; for the king's fool had overthrown him on the first day, and in such cases it was customary for the girl to desert to the conqueror, but Maledisant didn't do it; and also persisted after- ward in sticking to him, after all his defeats.
and the Doge Ziani, the Conqueror of the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa"; you see, the title is actually utilized to help divert attention from the Trunk; thus, as I say, nothing suggests the presence of the Trunk, by any hint, yet everything studiedly leads up to it, step by step.
We didn't cook none of the pies in the wash-pan -- afraid the solder would melt; but Uncle Silas he had a noble brass warming-pan which he thought consider- able of, because it belonged to one of his ancesters with a long wooden handle that come over from Eng- land with William the Conqueror in the Mayflower or one of them early ships and was hid away up garret with a lot of other old pots and things that was valuable, not on account of being any account, be- cause they warn't, but on account of them being relicts, you know, and we snaked her out, private, and took her down there, but she failed on the first pies, because we didn't know how, but she come up smiling on the last one.
That drop was falling when the Pyramids were new; when Troy fell; when the foundations of Rome were laid when Christ was crucified; when the Conqueror created the British empire; when Columbus sailed; when the massacre at Lexington was "news.
uf and Richard de Malvoisin, and on the other was the pavilion of Hugh de Grantmesnil, a noble baron in the vicinity, whose ancestor had been Lord High Steward of England in the time of the Conqueror, and his son William Rufus.
In Alphonso's Clericalis Disciplina a serpent was mentioned with eyes of real jacinth, and in the romantic history of Alexander, the Conqueror of Emathia was said to have found in the vale of Jordan snakes "with collars of real emeralds growing on their backs.
Perhaps it doesn't understand English,' thought Alice; `I daresay it's a French mouse, come over with William the Conqueror.
Camaralzaman stood still and looked up, and saw that the birds were fighting so savagely with beaks and claws that before long one fell dead to the ground, whilst the conqueror spread his wings and flew away.
His conqueror was received into the city with as much pomp as if he had been the mightiest of kings.
It is easy to see thou art a clown, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "and one of that sort that cry 'Long life to the conqueror.
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.