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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
con•quer•or  (kongkər ər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person who conquers or vanquishes;
  • Latin -ōr- -or1 or -ātōr- -ator
  • Anglo-French; Old French conquereor, equivalent. to conquer- conquer + -eor
  • Middle English conquerour 1250–1300
    vanquisher, winner.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
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. to overcome by force;
    defeat:[+ object]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•a•ble, adj. 
con•quer•or, n. [countable]See -quer-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
con•quer  (kongkər),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to acquire by force of arms;
    win in war:to conquer a foreign land.
  2. to overcome by force;
    subdue:to conquer an enemy.
  3. to gain, win, or obtain by effort, personal appeal, etc.:conquer the hearts of his audience.
  4. to gain a victory over;
    overcome:to conquer disease and poverty; to conquer one's fear.

  1. to be victorious;
    make conquests;
    gain the victory:Despite their differences, their love will conquer.
conquer•a•ble, adj. 
conquer•a•ble•ness, n. 
conquer•ing•ly, adv. 
  • Vulgar Latin *conquērere to acquire (for Latin conquīrere to seek out). See con-, query
  • Anglo-French conquerir, Old French conquerre
  • Middle English conqueren 1200–50
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged vanquish, overpower, overthrow, subjugate. See  defeat. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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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