verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of conquer
Examples from the Web for conquer
Do you feel like you can conquer anything on the film landscape after making these massive trilogies?‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth|Alex Suskind|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Give me a horse and a gun and an open plain, and we can conquer the world," he thundered before the assembled crowd.
He also told the paper that journalist James Foley deserved to die and that they will one day conquer the Vatican.Italy Steps Up Security Over Alleged ISIS Plot to Kill The Pope|Barbie Latza Nadeau|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you hold to it, you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills.
Most recently, he has promised that followers who obey him “will conquer Rome and own the world.”
And even if the Germans did conquer Russia, what did it matter?
For all around the North Sea and on its bosom have risen races of men to conquer the universe again and again.Roden's Corner|Henry Seton Merriman
In any event she meant to conquer Powers, and was not without reason, or precedent, in trying to see if blarney would aid threats.The Great Miss Driver|Anthony Hope
Culture cannot be spread by force, since force does not conquer spirit.The Psychology of Nations|G.E. Partridge
And then, after years of horror and humiliation, they gained a little and began to conquer because they did not mind defeat.Alarms and Discursions|G. K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for conquer
Word Origin for conquer
Word Origin and History for conquer
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 conquer
see divide and conquer.