Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To gain control of or subdue by military force.
  • intransitive verb To defeat in war: synonym: defeat.
  • intransitive verb To eliminate or minimize (a difficulty, for example).
  • intransitive verb To overcome or surmount mentally or emotionally.
  • intransitive verb To reach the summit of (a mountain) by climbing.
  • intransitive verb To gain the affection or admiration of.
  • intransitive verb To seduce.
  • intransitive verb To be victorious; win.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To overcome the resistance of; compel to submit or give way; gain a victory over; sub-due by force of arms, or by superior strength or power of any kind: as, to conquer the enemy in battle, or an antagonist in a prize-fight; to conquer a stubborn will, or one's passions.
  • To overcome or surmount, as obstacles, difficulties, or anything that obstructs.
  • To gain or secure by conquest; obtain by effort: as, to conquer peace.
  • Synonyms and Overcome, Vanquish, Conquer, Subdue, Subjugate, to overpower, overthrow, defeat, beat, rout, worst, discomfit, humble, crush, subject, master, agree in the general idea expressed by overcome, namely, that of becoming superior to by an effort. The most conspicuous use of these words is in relation to physical struggles, as in war, wrestling, etc., but they refer also to struggles of mind, as in statesmanship, debate, chess, etc. An important difference among them is the implied duration of the victory, overcome and vanquish not reaching beyond the present, conquer implying a good deal of permanence, and subdue and subjugate containing permanence as an essential idea. Overcome is not so strong as vanquish, the former expressing a real victory, but the latter also a complete or great one. Canquer is wider and more general than vanquish, and may imply a succession of struggles or conflicts, while vanquish and overcome refer more commonly to a single conflict. Alexander the Great conquered Asia in a succession of battles, and vanquished Darius in one decisive engagement. In this respect subdue and subjugate are like conquer. Subdue may express a slower, quieter process than conquer. Subjugate is the strongest; it is to bring completely under the yoke. See defeat.
  • To make a conquest; gain the victory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To gain or acquire by force; to take possession of by violent means; to gain dominion over; to subdue by physical means; to reduce; to overcome by force of arms; to cause to yield; to vanquish.
  • transitive verb To subdue or overcome by mental or moral power; to surmount
  • transitive verb To gain or obtain, overcoming obstacles in the way; to win.
  • intransitive verb To gain the victory; to overcome; to prevail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to defeat in combat; to subjugate
  • verb to overcome an abstract obstacle
  • verb to gain, win, or obtain by effort
  • verb to acquire by force of arms, win in war

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb overcome by conquest
  • verb to put down by force or authority
  • verb take possession of by force, as after an invasion

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English conqueren, from Old French conquerre, from Vulgar Latin *conquaerere, from Latin conquīrere, to procure : com-, intensive pref.; see com– + quaerere, to seek.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French conquerre, from Late Latin conquaerere ("to knock, strike; to search for, procure"), from con- + quaerere ("to seek, acquire").

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