- 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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Examples from the Web for unconquered
He opposed to it the unconquered shield of spotless innocence.Imogen
When you have grown stronger then give battle to these unconquered veterans.Hellenica
The north and northwest sides, as I have said, are as yet unconquered.The Mountain that was 'God'
John H. Williams
I was soon near out of money and at my wit's end, but my will was unconquered.Eben Holden
For her he was still the unconquered, in spite of his loyal endeavour to seem conquered.Saint's Progress
- 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
Word Origin and History for unconquered
c.1200, cunquearen, from Old French conquerre "conquer, defeat, vanquish," from Vulgar Latin *conquaerere (for Latin conquirere) "to search for, procure by effort, win," from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + quaerere "to seek, gain" (see query (v.)). Related: Conquered; conquering.
Idioms and Phrases with unconquered
see divide and conquer.