WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
con•quer /ˈkɑŋkɚ/USA pronunciation v. 
  1. 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.''
  2. [+ object] to overcome by force; defeat:to conquer an enemy.
  3. [+ object] to win by effort, personal appeal, etc.: She conquered the hearts of the audience.
  4. [+ object] to gain control over (fear, a bad habit, etc.);
con•quer•or,n. [countable]See -quer-.

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Conqueror /ˈkɒŋkərə/ n
  1. William the. See

conquer /ˈkɒŋkə/ vb
  1. to overcome (an enemy, army, etc); defeat
  2. to overcome (an obstacle, feeling, desire, etc); surmount
  3. (transitive) to gain possession or control of by or as if by force or war; win
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French conquerre, from Vulgar Latin conquērere (unattested) to obtain, from Latin conquīrere to search for, collect, from quaerere to seek

ˈconquerable adj ˈconquering adj ˈconqueror n

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