- to acquire by force of arms; win in war: to conquer a foreign land.
- to overcome by force; subdue: to conquer an enemy.
- to gain, win, or obtain by effort, personal appeal, etc.: conquer the hearts of his audience.
- to gain a victory over; surmount; master; overcome: to conquer disease and poverty; to conquer one's fear.
- to be victorious; make conquests; gain the victory: Despite their differences, their love will conquer.
Origin of conquer
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2. vanquish, overpower, overthrow, subjugate.
2. See defeat.
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Examples from the Web for unconquerable
“A nation of homeowners, of people who own a real share in their land, is unconquerable,” he maintained.The Progressives’ War on Suburbia
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A nation of homeowners,” Franklin Roosevelt believed, “of people who own a real share in their land, is unconquerable.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class
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Then commenced the unconquerable power over her of those forebodings which have clung to her with such pertinacity ever since.The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete
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On April 17, 1790, his unconquerable spirit took its flight.The Age of Invention
But you told me you had an unconquerable aversion to the notion of seeking a divorce.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
No one but a man of unconquerable courage would have considered it.They of the High Trails</p>
Of course she had contracted for him a most unconquerable aversion!Shoulder-Straps
- to overcome (an enemy, army, etc); defeat
- to overcome (an obstacle, feeling, desire, etc); surmount
- (tr) to gain possession or control of by or as if by force or war; win
- (tr) to gain the love, sympathy, etc, of (someone) by seduction or force of personality
C13: from Old French conquerre, from Vulgar Latin conquērere (unattested) to obtain, from Latin conquīrere to search for, collect, from quaerere to seek
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Word Origin and History for unconquerable
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with unconquerable
see divide and conquer.
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