- 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 unconquerable
“A nation of homeowners, of people who own a real share in their land, is unconquerable,” he maintained.The Progressives’ War on Suburbia
November 16, 2014
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
August 10, 2014
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
Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
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
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
Word Origin and History for unconquerable
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 unconquerable
see divide and conquer.