verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of conquer
Examples from the Web for conquering
Historically, conquering armies have seized inhabitants of conquered areas and enslaved them.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You can clink your wine glass and deliver an impassioned speech about conquering the demons that kept you confined in the closet.
“Persecution is good for you” Freeman said, pointing to the Jewish people “conquering” Europe after the Holocaust as an example.Awkward: This Democratic Judicial Candidate's Husband Is a White Supremacist|Gideon Resnick|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the time word of military victory reached home, the conquering army might have been destroyed in a subsequent battle.
After a day of missteps in the West Midlands, Farage was treated like a conquering hero when he took the stage.Is Britain’s Tea Party Turning Politics Upside Down?|Nico Hines|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was still as tender-hearted as ever, despite his conquering airs.A Love Episode|Emile Zola
The patriarchal ruler has given way to the conquering chief; conquest has humiliated some and exalted others.
They may extend or deepen an old study, but they cannot attack a new one with the conquering spirit of youth.Human Intercourse|Philip Gilbert Hamerton
And just then, as I roared along like a conquering hero, the boat received a frightful smash and came instantly to a dead stop.Tales of the Fish Patrol|Jack London
The Crusaders, filled with indignation, resumed their march to the Holy City, conquering on their way several towns.
Word Origin 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.
see divide and conquer.