- William the. See
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
- to take or acquire by force of arms;
win in war: [~ + object]to conquer a foreign land.[no object]Caesar wrote, "I came, I saw, I conquered.''
- [~ + object] to overcome by force; defeat:to conquer an enemy.
- [~ + object] to win by effort, personal appeal, etc.: She conquered the hearts of the audience.
- [~ + object] to gain control over (fear, a bad habit, etc.);
con•quer•or,n. [countable]See -quer-.
- to overcome (an enemy, army, etc); defeat
- to overcome (an obstacle, feeling, desire, etc); surmount
- (transitive) to gain possession or control of by or as if by force or war; win
ˈconquerable adj ˈconquering adj ˈconqueror n